UPDATE: Sheerin has discussed Dundee game with McInnes

Aberdeen U20s coach Paul Sheerin.

Aberdeen Under-20s boss Paul Sheerin is set to manage the Dons against Dundee at Dens Park tomorrow, saying in his pre-match press conference he has discussed the game with Derek McInnes.

Sheerin is lined up as interim boss with Barry Robson as his assistant for the Premiership clash as boss McInnes’ exit to Rangers appears to draw nearer.

Former Dons midfielder Sheerin has already been briefed about the role as McInnes is today set to complete his exit from Pittodrie to Rangers. Sheerin said the situation surrounding McInnes WOULD be resolved today.

Sheerin and Robson both took the Reds through training today for the second successive day in the absence of McInnes and assistant Tony Docherty.

McInnes missed training yesterday for talks with Dons chairman Stewart Milne.

However, it is understood the 46-year-old’s move to Premiership rivals Rangers will be pushed through.

Rangers ended six weeks of speculation by making a formal approach to Aberdeen to talk to McInnes on Tuesday evening. That approach was immediately rejected.

There is a release clause of £1 million in McInnes’ contract, which runs until 2020, to secure the Dons boss and his No.2.

Chairman Milne was desperate to retain his manager who revitalised the Reds from a bottom six club into Scotland’s second force.

McInnes also delivered the League Cup in 2014 and led Aberdeen to both domestic cup finals last season.

It will be a bitter blow for Aberdeen to lose McInnes to their main rivals, especially after the Gers leapfrogged the Dons into second place on goal difference last week following back-to-back wins at Ibrox and Pittodrie.

On the Dundee game, Sheerin confirmed striker Stevie May and winger Gary Mackay-Steven  are doubtful and Greg Tansey will be absent through injury.

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