Bristol City boss McInnes keeps his focus on main targets
Derek McInnes has stressed that signing former Celtic defender Mark Wilson is not a priority.
A free agent after leaving Parkhead at the end of last season, the 28-year-old Scotland international is currently training with Bristol City.
He made a 30-minute substitute appearance for the Championship outfit on Monday, replacing right-back Richard Foster, and impressed in a 3-2 victory over Kilmarnock at Rugby Park.
But McInnes insists he is in no hurry to sign another right-back and is concentrating all his efforts upon recruiting the centre-back and striker he says are priorities.
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City's manager hopes to tie up a deal for West Ham United's £1.5m-rated forward Sam Baldock when he returns from the club's pre-season tour to Scotland tomorrow, while the search for a commanding right-sided centre half continues.
McInnes said: "I have to stress it (right-back) is not a position that is key for us to fill. There are other positions that are far more pressing at this moment in time and I want to concentrate on those for now. We have had a couple of injuries to defenders over the past week or so and we've invited Mark in. I know him from Dundee United days and he has to have a pre-season somewhere."
Although Wilson will play some part in tonight's pre-season friendly against Dunfermline Athletic, it is not clear whether he will return to Bristol and continue to train with City's first team squad.
McInnes said: "Mark joined up with us in Spain and worked hard until he picked up a little groin strain two days from the end of our stay in Marbella.
"It was nothing sinister but needed five or six days rest. He only lives 10 minutes from where we are staying up here and he joined up with us again on Sunday at out hotel.
"It was a case of getting him out training on Sunday and Monday and then have a look at him in a game.
"He will get a bit of the game against Dunfermline on Wednesday, but it is no more than that at the minute."
Despite his reticence, McInnes is refusing to rule out a move for Wilson further down the line should funds still be available after he has recruited a striker and centre-half.
He said: "We think that Mark Wilson available on a free transfer has to be worth having a look at.
"I have always been a huge admirer of him as a player and I'm a big Mark Wilson fan.
"He has gained loads of experience winning trophies for Celtic and playing with the pressure of the rivalry with Rangers week in and week out.
"When a player of his calibre and experience becomes available, we cannot ignore the opportunity."
City winger Albert Adomah and centre-back Liam Fontaine both confirmed their recovery from minor injuries during Monday's 3-2 win at Kilmarnock and will be given more game time tonight when City take on Dunfermline.