Aberdeen have confirmed the return of former club captain Graeme Shinnie after agreeing a loan deal with Wigan Athletic for the player to move north until the end of the season.
The Dons followed that transfer swoop with the announcement that Slovakian midfielder Patrik Myslovic will also join the Premiership club on loan from MSK Zilina, with Aberdeen holding an exclusive option to make the move permanent in the summer.
The signings will bolster Jim Goodwin’s squad as the under-pressure manager looks to turn around a run of disappointing results.
Shinnie’s signing will add experience, with the 31-year-old returning to the club where he enjoyed a successful four-year spell before moving to Wigan in 2019.
“Graeme is a player who knows the club well,” Goodwin told Aberdeen’s website. “He is aware of the level of expectation here and despite being away from Pittodrie for a few years he obviously still has close connections with the place and a number of the staff.
“He has great leadership qualities and will bring a wealth of experience to the squad.
“We look forward to working with him in the coming months.”
Myslovic, who joins subject to work permit, is a player Aberdeen have been tracking for some time and the 21-year-old moves to Scotland with more than 100 top-flight appearances under his belt.
Goodwin said: “He is a very technical player, left-footed, with an extensive range of passing. He’ll provide a different option in this area and hopefully bring a new attacking dynamic to the team.
“Patrik has recorded a high number of assists and he is also a very good ball striker who can score goals from inside and outside the area.
“The January window is a notoriously tough time to do business and it is important we bring in quality not quantity. We will continue to look at other areas in which we can strengthen the team to help to ensure a successful second half of the season.”