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Vernon considers options

Scott Vernon admits he does not know whether he will be staying at Aberdeen or not.

The 30-year-old bagged a hat-trick in Tuesday's 3-1 win at Dundee United, but that was his first start for the club since January.

The former Oldham man is out-of-contract in the summer and he admits he has not talked about a new deal with the Pittodrie outfit.

"I don't have a clue what's going to happen this summer," he told the Daily Record.

"The gaffer has a job to do and has to make decisions on his out-of-contract players. That's just part of football these days.

"I'll try to take it in my stride. Of course I want to stay. I love playing here, although obviously I'd like to start more.

"I'm sure the manager and myself will sit down and talk soon then see where we go from there.

"But I'm within my rights now to explore other options. Who knows, maybe there will be a call to my agent after Tuesday night? But for now I'm at Aberdeen.

"We've had a great season and it makes you want to be part of things here.

"The gaffer is trying to build something and it has worked this season.

"As a player you want to be part of a good team.

"It's strange that we're so late in the season but nothing has been discussed yet regarding a contract.

"I'd like to think I give my all anyway but of course there will be a little added bit on Sunday in case it's my last game for the club."