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Nicholson ready to discuss Aberdeen contract

Barry Nicholson is ready to discuss a new deal at Aberdeen - if manager Jimmy Calderwood and coach Jimmy Nicholl are also sorted out.

The midfielder said: "There's a lot of uncertainty. Many players signed around the same time, the length of contracts were all similar, so the club knew this was going to happen.

"It's difficult. Some boys have spoken to the club, some haven't. I've had one brief meeting with Willie Miller and my agent. Aberdeen have said they want to keep me but nothing else has been discussed.

"The gaffer's future comes into it though. He brought me here. I worked under him at Dunfermline and I enjoy the training. If something could be sorted for him that might be a factor in my decision. I'll have to look at any deal and see what's best for me.

"But it would definitely help stability if we knew who the manager was going to be. Stuff floated round about other clubs sniffing after Jimmy but nothing came of it.

"Until his situation is clear nobody knows what will happen. But the players would rather know if he was staying.

"The boss was a big part of me going to Dons. I always knew it was a big club but the two Jimmys were one of the main reasons.

"I was successful under them at Dunfermline and wanted to keep that going."

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