BY IAIN COLLIN – @CCP_sport
DUNDEE United have approached Aberdeen in a bid to land young striker Cammy Smith on loan.
But Dons manager Derek McInnes has revealed no deal will be struck until after his side’s first round of European matches.
McInnes has admitted United are one of ‘a couple’ of clubs who have expressed an interest in taking the 20-year-old next season.
Smith, who made 15 appearances for the Pittodrie outfit last term, is set to be farmed out for greater first-team experience, along with keeper Danny Rogers and defender Scott McKenna.
However, nothing will happen with Smith until at least after Aberdeen have faced Fola Esch of Luxembourg in their Europa League first round qualifier next Thursday and the following week.
“It is a possibility,” said McInnes when asked of United’s bid to sign Smith. “A couple of clubs have asked about Cammy, Dundee United being one of them.
“At the minute Cammy will be with us for the first round of European games. We will see where we go from there.
“I have said it is important we look after our younger ones. One or two of the signings we have brought in will allow us to put one or two of the younger members of our squad out on loan.
“If they are not going to play regularly with us then they have to get that game time somewhere else.
“We are trying to get them pushed on by playing games. Cammy, Danny Rogers and Scott McKenna will come into that bracket.”