Aberdeen start farming out young players on loan

Michael Paton
Paton scored six goals last season

Aberdeen have farmed out Joe Shaughnessy and Nicky Low to Forfar Athletic as they look to give fringe players regular first-team football.

Defender Shaugnessy and fellow 19-year-old Low, who plays in midfield, will remain at the Second Division club until January.

Striker Michael Paton and midfielders Jordan Brown and Jack Grimmer have also been earmarked for loan moves.

Dons manager Craig Brown thinks they would benefit from regular starts.

He has stressed that recent signings, such as striker Mohamed Chalali and defender Youl Mawene, have increased competition for places.