Aberdeen sign defender Greg Halford until end of season

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes
Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes

Aberdeen have signed former Sunderland and Wolves defender Greg Halford until the end of the season.

The 34-year-old was a free agent having left Cardiff City last summer and goes straight into the Dons’ squad for Wednesday’s Premiership clash with Hamilton at Pittodrie – subject to international clearance.

Dons boss Derek McInnes was forced to secure a defender in the free agent market to provide cover due to recent injuries.

Right-back Shaleum Logan has undergone surgery on an ankle injury and will be ruled out for between two to three months.

Centre-back Tommie Hoban, who was on loan from Watford, will not play again this season having suffered a cruciate ligament injury.

Hoban has returned to his parent club and is set to undergo knee surgery.

Halford has commanded £8.5million in transfer fees during his career and has Premier League experience with both Sunderland and Wolves.

A former  England U20 International the defender also had spells with Nottingham Forest,  Portsmouth and Rotherham United .

Last season the experienced defender helped Cardiff City gain promotion from the Championship.

Dons boss Derek McInnes said: “I am delighted to bring someone of Greg’s experience and ability to the club.

“He’s a hugely versatile player and that made him very attractive to us in terms of what we are looking for between now and the end of the season.”