Greg Leigh has returned to Aberdeen, signing a short-term deal with the club that runs until January.
The left-back was on loan with the Dons last season but has now been released by parent club NAC BReda.
That has opened up the opportunity for the 26-year-old to rejoin McInnes’ side and he will help to bolster the team’s defence in the coming months.
“Greg obviously got injured playing with us last season, but he’s now got the opportunity to finish what he started and that’s to be part of a successful Aberdeen team,” McInnes told the club’s official website.
“With Scott McKenna leaving he provides us with another natural left sided defender. He can play left of a three, left centre back and left wing back, so he provides real competition in those areas.
“In his time with us previously, Greg enjoyed being here and we enjoyed working with him. We’re delighted to have him back, despite it being a short-term deal, and now it is important he helps us over the next few months to try and achieve our goals.”