Versatile Aberdeen ace Dominic Ball hopes he can secure a permanent move to Pittodrie in the summer after two seasons on loan at Pittodrie.

Ball’s Rotherham deal is up at the end of the season and the former Rangers loanee admitted that he’d like to stick around in the Granite City.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 05: Glenn Middleton of Rangers vies with Dominic Ball of Aberdeen during the Scottish Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Aberdeen at Ibrox Stadium on December 5, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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“My contract is up at the end of the summer so I am in my last year. I will see what happens,” Ball told the Evening Express.

“At the moment I am just hoping to get back in and get back playing. Hopefully there are options, and hopefully there is an option here.”

Ball has played in a number of positions for Derek McInnes’ side and his versatility could play a big factor in whether he is offered a permanent deal.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 02: Tomas Rogic of Celtic battles with Graeme Shinnie (R) and Dominic Ball of Aberdeen (L) during the Betfred Cup Final between Celtic and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on December 2, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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The 23-year-old has made 44 appearances for the Dons but has been out injured since the winter break.

He could return at the weekend – and it would be a big relief for the Dons with Shay Logan and Tommie Hoban both injured and Scott McKenna still suspended.

Other interest in the former Spurs youngster could tempt him away from the Dons but after two seasons at Pittodrie, McInnes’ side will surely be in pole position.

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 25: Dominic Ball of Aberdeen is tackled by Lewis Stevenson of Hibernian during the Scottish Premier League match between Hibernian and Aberdeen at Easter Road on August 25, 2018 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Keeping Ball around would be a big boost to McInnes as he faces up to losing a number of senior stars this summer with Graeme Shinne and Gary Mackay-steven both out of contract.

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