Maynard hints at Robins stay
Return to form could see striker agree fresh terms at Ashton Gate
Last Updated: November 28, 2011 1:40pm
Nicky Maynard: Impressed by Derek McInnes and could agree contract extension
Nicky Maynard is keen to test himself at the highest possible level, but has hinted that he may be willing to pen a new deal at Bristol City.
The hot-shot striker has been in discussions regarding a contract extension for some time, with the Robins eager to keep him at Ashton Gate.
Maynard is yet to put pen to paper and his future remains a topic of intense speculation, with City forced to fend off bids during the summer transfer window.
They opted against cashing in at that time as they remain hopeful that Maynard will commit his future to the club.
The 24-year-old admits there is a good chance he will agree fresh terms, with City having been rejuvenated since the arrival of Derek McInnes as their new boss, but he is keeping his options open for now.
"If the team keep winning there is a good chance I'll stay," he said.
"Talks have been ongoing since an offer was put on the table in the summer and the gaffer knows where my head is.
"It's all about getting results. All players want to play at the highest possible level and I am no exception. But I am really enjoying my football, which counts for a lot.
"The boss has lifted the pressure that was building on us. Everyone is arriving at training laughing and joking.
"We get to vote for the worst trainer at the end of each week, which is always fun.
"I don't like to mention names, but Marvin Elliott has won it two weeks on the trot!
"When we were losing games we kept on trying to analyse why and maybe went into too great a detail. Sometimes that can frustrate players.
"Now everyone is champing at the bit to play. The new boss doesn't name his team until an hour before each game, which keeps us all on our toes and creates a feeling of togetherness."