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Gor Mahia workhorse Aucho impresses Aberdeen boss

Aberdeen manager Derek Mclness says he is impressed by the ability of Gor Mahia midfielder Khalid Aucho.

The 22 year-old is currently undergoing trials at the Scottish Premier League club, which was once managed by former Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson, with view of completing what would be a historic transfer for a Kenyan Premier League based player.

The Ugandan international has already featured for the four-time Scottish champions, coming on as a second half substitute during a 4-1 win in a build up match against Arbroath last weekend.

That development however wasn’t enough for Mclness to make up his mind on whether or not to acquire the Uganda international.

Mclness told the Evening Express: “Khalid has looked fine so far but we will take our time before making any decision about him. It’s why he was only given part of the game. It was a case of bedding himself in.”

“We are trying to arrange a closed doors game to give Khalid another run out in the early part of this week. He will also train with the rest of the first team, so there is no rush.”

Mclness has also praised Aucho for the “efforts” he put in to make it for the trial. The defensive midfielder is reported to have rejected a number of advances from clubs in South Africa, the Middle East and Scandinavia for the chance to train with Aberdeen.

“We have been trying for about six weeks to get Khalid over to have a look at him. He also made a lot of effort to get here, which really pleased me,” the manager added.

Aucho, who won the KPL title in 2015 and was voted the second best midfielder in the top flight competition during that period, is seeking to become the second Ugandan to ply his trade in Scotland.