Brown hopes for Maguire talks

Dons boss keen to secure striker on a new contract

Maguire: Uncertain future

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Aberdeen manager Craig Brown remains hopeful that he can persuade Chris Maguire to sign a new contract at Pittodrie.

Maguire is out of contract at the end of the season and the striker has yet to reach an agreement over an extension with the SPL club.

The 22-year-old is currently in La Manga with the Scotland squad for a training camp ahead of Sunday's friendly against Brazil.

Brown feels Maguire has yet to make a firm decision regarding his future and is keen for the opportunity to discuss the situation with the player.

Hopeful

"I know that [director of football] Willie Miller and [chief executive] Duncan Fraser spoke to him before he left on Friday and I had a word with him as well," said Brown.

"They gave him a new, improved offer. I think it was verbal. He went away to consider it.

"Hopefully, Chris will come back and discuss it with us, I wouldn't imagine him doing anything without a full discussion back at Pittodrie.

"Agents are part and parcel of the game now and we've got to accept that.

"I've been dealing with agents for the last decade so I know what's involved and what can happen, but hopefully Chris will come back and speak to us personally and hopefully we'll get things ironed out."

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