ABERDEEN manager Mark McGhee is keen to keep new short-term signing Maurice Ross longer than the end of his contract in January.
The 28-year-old former Scotland international signed the three-month deal this week, and has told his new boss that he still has ambitions to continue his career abroad.
But the Reds' gaffer will be looking to tie down the right-back, who could make his Dons debut against Dundee Utd today, on a longer contract if he proves his worth at Pittodrie.
McGhee told RedWeb: "I would hope that first of all he will persuade us that we should be desperate to keep him in January.
"Maurice's ideas about where he wants to play kind of lies abroad and if that's what happens then that's fine.
"If we can benefit from him in the meantime then that's great and if we can keep him longer then that would be fabulous, particularly if he does well."