McInnes: No talks over new Aberdeen contracts until January

December 24, 2019

first_imgHe said: “I’m totally relaxed with that. At times you want everyone to sign, and sign long-term, but you have to be realistic about it. I’m not getting caught up in it too much.“I feel that we will get good work done over the next wee while and it’s good to know if people are going to re-sign then we can still plan. “We always look to try and work a window or two ahead of ourselves and plan for next season so those targets and identifying players for next season is ongoing.“We want consistency within the squad and I think we’ve had that over the last wee while and I think it has served us well.” “Hopefully we can get some sort of clarity and outcome in the month of January with some of the lads.”Asked if any uncertainty could affect the performances of players waiting to discover their future, McInnes added: “It’s not too unusual. I think it is unrealistic to think that we can secure everybody down on long-term deals.“We’ve tried and done that very well over the last few years. As the team gets more spotlight on them and the better the team does at times then individuals within that might want to exercise that right to look at their options.”Squad consistency has played a part in helping the Dons secure back-to-back runners-up finishes and McInnes says he is not worried about the current situation. Derek McInnes insists he is relaxed over his out-of-contract Aberdeen players after revealing the club will not continue any talks over new deals until January.Captain Ryan Jack and attacker Niall McGinn are among the 12 players whose deals come to an end this summer.All 12 will be able to talk to other clubs about pre-contract deals in the new year but McInnes says no discussions will start until the club have completed their run of festive fixtures.He said: “As I said last week we have this busy schedule and I just want to concentrate on the next few games but there will be discussions to be had and there are discussions we have had.last_img

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