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Stephen Glass devastated by Aberdeen third place hammer blow as boss lays out transfer plans

Daily Record logoDaily Record 12/05/2021 Scott Burns
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Disappointed Stephen Glass reckons his Aberdeen deserved credit for getting back into the fight for third but it was always Hibs' to throw away.

Glass ' side battled til the end as they sought third place and the Europa League qualification spot that comes along with it.

But they have trailed Hibs for most of the season and Glass was ultimately left with too much to do when he came in to replace Derek McInnes.

Aberdeen's fourth-placed finish was confirmed on Wednesday when Christian Doidge's magnificent strike secured a win at Pittodrie and put Hibs out of their reach.

Glass said: “I think when I took the phone call we were ten points behind. So it’s a long way to claw back.

“We’re devastated with the result because we felt we could claw it back.

“That shows the belief in the group – and I think it shows where we’re going to end up.

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“The group looks like it has goals in it. People may mock that after not scoring. We look like we have a threat, but you do have to stick it in the net.”

Glass knows the rebuilding for next season begins now.

Decisions have to be made on his out-of-contract players as he looks to revamp a squad that needs to be badly sharpened at the top end.

Scott Brown and Declan Gallagher are both Pittodrie-bound in what is likely to be a big summer of change.

Glass will need to get his squad in place early with a Europa League Conference to get ready for come July.

Glass said: “It’s an alteration, perhaps. Players coming and going. This period has given us the opportunity to see exactly what we’d like to change.

“You are looking at the ones you can change, who you want to keep.

“That would be the ideal, to get it done before pre-season.

“But other clubs won’t want to help us do that. It might not happen.”


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