Aberdeen boss Stephen Glass has admitted that he is desperate to keep Ryan Hedges at Pittodrie beyond the end of the season when his Dons’ contract expires – and insists staying in the Granite City can do more for his career than a move elsewhere.

Hedges was subject to a bid from Blackburn Rovers over the summer, which was thrown out by Aberdeen, and Glass confirmed Dons’ director of football Steven Gunn is in “constant talks” with the Welshman’s agent.

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“Gunner (Steven Gunn) is in constant talks with the agent,” Glass said [P&J].

“There’s not been any movement, but Ryan knows how much we want him to be here.

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“I think Ryan feels loved here. I think he’s seeing a team that is built to help him. It gives him a profile.

“Ryan is someone who can force his way into the international fold with his performances.

“I’m not convinced that some of the things he’s getting linked with will help him more in that regard if we are doing what we should be doing here.”

Hedges has three caps for Wales and played a key role in the Dons’ recent upsurge in form as they took seven points from nine against Hearts, Hibs and Rangers.

With Blackburn still hovering in the wings, Glass admitted that he has spoken to Rovers boss Tony Mowbray as the Dons boss said there is still an interest in taking Hedges to the EFL.

“Yes, I have,” Glass added.

“In the summer, but not recently. I know there is an interest there.

“However, he also knows our interest in keeping him here.”

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