Derek McInnes calms Niall McGinn speculation

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Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes claims that there is nothing in the photo of Niall McGinn watching Celtic at Kilmarnock.

McInnes blames agent Gerry Carlile for tweeting the photo and believes that "the only thing Niall is guilty of is a bit of naivety."

The Dons manager also confirmed that McGinn is still fully committed to the Pittodrie Stadium side.

McInnes said: "Our supporters know Niall is fully committed to Aberdeen," added McInnes. "Anyone who has seen my team this season has seen a fully committed team and Niall has been part of that.

"While it's not ideal, I'm not losing any sleep over it either."

The Aberdeen boss feels that his player has been led by his agent and has been put in a difficult situation because of Carlile's tweet.

But McInnes was quick to silence any speculation regarding a possible return to Celtic Park for the Northern Irish international.

He explained how he wants his team to be going to watch football games in their time off and its expected for players to go and watch their former teammates.

McInnes will be hoping that the off the field speculation won't effect his sides performance on the pitch as they prepare to face St Mirren on saturday.

Aberdeen currently sit top of the Scottish Premier League and will be hoping to extend the gap over second placed Celtic to four points.

Celtic could fall further behind top of the table Dons as their game with St Johnstone is postponed but they will have two games in hand on the table toppers after this weekends fixtures.

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