Brown: Bebo Should Bide

DONS boss Craig Brown has advised Chris Maguire to bide his time at Aberdeen until he receives a career-changing offer from a top club.

The 22-year-old is out of contract in the summer and has been offered a new deal by the Dons.

His profile was boosted when he earned his first full call-up to the Scotland squad last week for this month's Carling Nations Cup opener against Northern Ireland. But Brown believes the striker still has plenty to learn at Pittodrie and should resist making any hasty decisions.

"I've impressed upon him that Aberdeen will give him the best offer that they can but it shouldn't solely be about money at his age," said the veteran boss.

"There is a match improvement capability here to get right into the Scotland team, score some goals and then he will be wanted by everyone. He doesn't want to make, in my opinion, an intermediate move before the move of his career. I've told him that and I think he's listening.

"I've seen them all over the years and I think the right move is when you're an established international player, scoring goals at the top level and you will be in huge demand. That would be my recommendation to Chris."

Source: PA

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Source: PA