Exit of Rangers target Ryan Jack ‘no loss’ to Aberdeen, insists ex-striker Steve Cowan

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FORMER Aberdeen striker Steve Cowan insists Ryan Jack’s summer departure will be no loss to his old club – because he can be replaced with someone better.

Jack has been linked with Rangers and moves down south and to the United States, and manager Derek McInnes has revealed the Pittodrie skipper has told him he will leave the club under freedom of contract at the end of the season.

However, Cowan, who spent six seasons with Aberdeen in the 1980s, is adamant Jack does not do enough for the Dons to have his exit lamented.

Steve Cowan was joined by Hibs legend Pat Stanton at a Marathonbet Play on the Pitch event at Easter Road

He told @CCP_sport: “I don’t think Ryan Jack will be a loss to Aberdeen.

“I think he’s a player who can be replaced.

“For me, he’s steady and he’s alright, don’t get me wrong.

“But he doesn’t do anything going forward, he’s more someone who breaks things up, a destroyer of the game.

“I’m sure Aberdeen will be able to reinvest in a player who gives you more going forward, rather than just defensively.”

Jack and team-mate Graeme Shinnie have been lauded for their displays at Aberdeen under Derek McInnes and have had plenty of cheerleaders insisting they deserve Scotland call-ups.

But Cowan reckons Jack has not proved himself good enough to play international football.

Speaking at a Marathonbet Play On The Pitch event at old club Hibs, Cowan added: “He’s been talked about for a Scotland call-up, but not for me.

“Good luck to him, I hope he gets a good move and a good contract, but I think Aberdeen will replace him.”

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