St Mirren new boy Wylde needed more fight at Aberdeen – McInnes

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has revealed that he expected a bit more fight from Gregg Wylde in order to win a spot in his first team.

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has revealed that he expected a bit more fight from Gregg Wylde in order to win a spot in his first team.

The 22-year old winger made just 10 appearances for the Dons after arriving at Pittodrie from Bolton in the summer and was subsequently sold to St Mirren this week after having his contract cancelled.

Following the transfer, Dons boss McInnes admitted that the former Rangers young gun needed to show more desire to play first team football and hopes he can put that on display now he has joined the Buddies.

"Obviously we gave Gregg an opportunity to come and be part of something and we felt he had a part to play. He's probably not had the opportunities that he maybe anticipated but the team has been doing well,” McInnes said.

"But that's only part of the reason. Players get an opportunity to show every day in training when they are with us that they can stake a claim as well.

"Gregg obviously feels he needs to go and play more regular. Obviously that hasn't been the case and I wasn't getting the impression that was going to change.

"We wish him well and we have no doubts he'll go and get regular football at St Mirren. He's not a bad lad at all. We were just looking for a wee bit more determination to fight his way into the team."

 
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