LIAM SCALES has joined Aberdeen on a season-long loan from Celtic. 

The 23-year-old defender only signed for the Hoops last summer, with Ange Postecoglou drafting him in from Shamrock Rovers. 

The Irishman can play at centre-back or left-back. 

He has six caps for his country at U21 level and has also receieved a call-up to the senior squad in 2021.

Jim Goodwin has been interested in signing Scales for a while. 

Now the Dons boss has his man and is looking forward to working with the versatile defender.

Goodwin said: “Liam is a player that I have been trying to get for the last couple of years.

“I watched him very closely during his time at Shamrock Rovers, unfortunately I couldn’t get a deal done.

“Liam is 23-years-old and has already amassed nearly 200 appearances in senior football. He's a strong character with a winning mentality, who will no doubt be a great addition to the squad.

"He is coming in as a left sided centre half, which is the position I saw him play regularly for Shamrock Rovers, and the one we believe is his best position.

“He is aggressive, mobile, very comfortable on the ball and he has all the qualities you would want in a modern-day centre back."