Humiliation For Former Toon Star!

Last updated : 31 July 2009 By Footy Mad - Editor

Aberdeen manager Mark McGhee admits he desperately needs to strengthen his squad following the 5-1 home defeat to Sigma Olomouc in the Europa League.

The former Newcastle striker said he hopes to have at least three new players at the squad before Aberdeen's league campaign kicks off against Celtic on August 15.

McGhee also conceded that his side have no chance of progressing from the tie.

He added: "I think it is over. I think all we can do is salvage pride out of that and get a bit of preparation towards the Celtic game."

Sigma's first-team coach Zdenek Psotka said that his team would continue to play attacking football in next week's second leg.

He added: "We obviously won't allow Aberdeen to do anything that will damage our chances. We know our responsibilities and we will play for the spectators.

"I think up to a certain point the teams were evenly matched but then they obviously got a bit nervous later on and the breaks started to open up for us.

"After we scored the second goal we knew that they had to score, which basically opened the game up for us and made it quite easy."