Shay Logan Hearts loan given by Dave Cormack as Aberdeen boss denies Scott Brown rumor
The 33-year-old could become a permanent member of the Tynecastle squad after a short-term move for the last five games of the truncated campaign to bolster Robbie Neilson’s defensive options.
The experienced full-back has spent nearly a decade at the Donations, lifting the League Cup in 2014, but has been rarely used this season by former manager Derek McInnes.
Some sections of the Granite City loyalists had questioned whether his departure was aimed at avoiding clashing with new player / coach Scott Brown amid the fallout from his support for former Celtic teammate Aleksandar Tonev – who was convicted of racial abuse of Logan in 2014.
But Aberdeen general manager Dave Cormack said Brown’s impending arrival from Parkhead as number two to new boss Stephen Glass had nothing to do with his decision to leave the club.
“With the manager’s transition to three at the start of the season, Shay and Ronny Hernandez have had very little playing time,” he told a Q&A fan.
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“Paul Sheerin announced ahead of the Dundee United game that others were going to have playing time ahead of Shay for the rest of the season.
“Last Sunday night Hearts called and asked to take Shay on loan. It was something Shay wanted to do and it’s only five games.
“He will be back in Aberdeen for the final weeks of the season, when we can rightly thank him and show him our appreciation for seven years of tremendous dedication and service to the club.
“It is the totality.”
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