Max Lowe has returned to Aberdeen from Derby County on loan until the end of the 2018/19 season.
He returned to Pride Park Stadium earlier this month and was named in the starting line-up for the Emirates FA Cup Third Round clash at home to Southampton, as well as the Sky Bet Championship fixture away to Leeds United.
Manager Derek McInnes told the club website: “It’s brilliant news.
“We were looking at a number of left-backs but when the opportunity arose to bring Max back it was one that we were keen to pick up where we left off.
“We didn’t want to lose him in the first place.
“He showed everyone the potential he’s got earlier in the season and we hope we can get that and more from him more during the second half of the campaign.”
Manager Frank Lampard said: “Max is very much our player and remains in our long-term plans, but we felt for his long-term development it was important for him to continue to get regular first-team matches.
“Aberdeen is a fantastic place for him to do that. He has really progressed under Derek McInnes and we have a great relationship with him.
“It’ll be good for Max to get more games under his belt and return to us in the summer ready for next season.”
Lowe has impressed during his time at Aberdeen and made 19 appearances in all competitions.