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Smith uncertain on Dons future

Aberdeen midfielder Jamie Smith

Smith undecided on Dons future

Jamie Smith is unhappy that he has not yet been offered a new deal by Aberdeen and may well seek employment elsewhere.

Contract talks at Pittodrie have been put on hold until the Dons discover whether they have qualified for Europe.

"I just get the feeling that if the club wanted to keep me then it could have been done by now, but obviously that's not the case," he told RedTV.

"I've got other responsibilities which are more important than my football, as in my family."

The 28-year-old former Celtic winger insists he would love to stay with Aberdeen, where he has been since moving from Dutch side ADO Den Haag almost four years ago.

"It's a great city; it's a fantastic club," he said. "I've loved playing for the club.

I'm feeling absolutely fine, looking forward to getting back involved

Aberdeen winger Jamie Smith

"My family are really settled, the kids love the school that they go to, it's a nice area that we're living in.

"But if it's not possible, it's not possible. You have to work, you have to play football."

For the third straight year, Smith's season has been heavily curtailed by injury and he has been limited to 14 appearances this term.

He has recently enjoyed an extended run in the side but missed Saturday's 3-1 defeat to Celtic after suffering a hamstring strain against the same opponents two weeks earlier.

"It was no relation to all my other injury problems that I've had in the past," said Smith, who hopes to return for Thursday night's trip to Dundee United.

"I'm feeling absolutely fine, looking forward to getting back involved."

Defender Lee Mair and skipper Scott Severin are among the other Dons players who will be out of contract at the end of the season.



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