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McInnes reveals Danns extension

Posted: Thu 06 Dec 2012
Author: Mark Perrow
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Deal agreed 'in principle' for midfielder to stay.

Derek McInnes has revealed an extension to Neil Danns’ loan deal has been agreed with Leicester City.

Speaking at the club’s annual Supporters Meeting at Ashton Gate, the City boss confirmed the midfielder will continue his stay into the New Year.

Danns’ one-month stay was due to expire following Saturday’s trip to Hillsborough to face Sheffield Wednesday (3pm).

“A deal has been agreed in principle for Neil stay with us,” McInnes announced to fans.

“We’ve enjoyed working with him and were always keen to continue doing so, and he has intimated to us that he wanted to be part of extending his loan.

“He will now stay with us after the Sheffield Wednesday game and through the Christmas period.

“The exact length of the deal is not set in stone just yet, because obviously we have an FA Cup game and then we play Leicester in January, so his eligibility for those games remains unclear.”

Recruitment and Financial Fair Play were key talking points on the night, with McInnes also revealing the reasons behind not acquiring Andre Bikey and Kalifa Cisse on long-term contracts last summer.

He added: "I told Bikey I wanted him, but he was in cuckoo land with what he wanted in terms of wages. He then came back and asked to train with us, which I agreed.

"But having spent three months over the summer doing nothing, he wasn't in right physical shape.

"I also liked Cisse but, like Bikey, his demands were too high. He was a top earner before but we won't pay those figures now."