No Early Exit For Jimbo

Morton's Jim McAlister looked set to join Aberdeen in the January transfer window until chairman Douglas Rae asked for an extra £20,000 on top of a proposed swap deal.

According to the Scottish Daily Express's Scott Burns, Aberdeen boss Mark McGhee asked to take Jim on loan until the end of his contract and offered to take over his wages and send Greenock-born striker Michael Paton (pictured) to Cappielow on loan for the rest of the season.

However, Burns claims that the deal was cancelled when Rae asked for a further £20,000 on top of the loan swap, even though Morton manager James Grady was set to agree to the move.