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Shaleum Logan: Striking family deal with boss was key to Dons loan

The Brentford defender says spending time with his kids was vital in his decision to head north.

Shaleum Logan in action for Aberdeen
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Shaleum Logan says striking a deal with Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes to spend extra time with his family helped convince him to make the loan move north.

The 26-year-old signed from Brentford until the end of the season, reaching the League Cup final on his Dons debut before helping the club beat Celtic at Parkhead in his second game.

After finding himself out of favour at Griffin Park, Logan says talks with McInnes reassured him to head to the Granite City.

He said: “He made me feel welcome and wanted to be honest. It got to a time at Brentford where the team was doing really well and they couldn’t really change it.

“I want the best for Brentofrd and I hope they get promoted this season but for me personally I needed to come and play games.

“It was a big move for me, having two children. I spoke to Derek and we came to an arrangement that when he can give me a Monday off with no games during the week, he’ll give me that so I can spend time with my children.

“That’s all I asked for and I told him I’ll give him 110 per cent in return so we came to a good agreement.”

Having featured heavily for the Bees under Uwe Rosler, Logan found himself out of favour following the manager's departure to Wigan.

And Logan hopes his time at Pittodrie will help him boost his profile with his Brentford contract coming to an end at the end of the campaign.

He said: “In the position I was in at Brentford. I played the first 10/15 games and then there was a spell where I wasn’t playing.

“Being out of contract in the summer, I needed to put myself in the best position to get the right move.”

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