St Mirren boss Jim Goodwin is keen to talk to Aberdeen about replacing Stephen Glass as Pittodrie manager – if the Dons and St Mirren can agree a compensation package.

Goodwin and former Hibs manager Jack Ross are the front-runners to take charge in the Granite City, with St Mirren rejecting an approach from the Dons for Goodwin yesterday.

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However, the Irishman is interested in hearing what Dons owner Dave Cormack has to say as they look for someone to salvage their season.

The Buddies are looking for £250,000 to let Goodwin move in with the former Alloa boss having led the Saints into the top six of the Scottish Premiership and a Scottish Cup quarter-final place.

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According to reports, the Dons are also talking to other candidates to replace Glass, but Goodwin is very much the first-choice of the Pittodrie hierarchy.

While St Mirren don’t want to lose their manager, they may have their hand forced with the reported compensation fee unlikely to pose any problems for Aberdeen.

Interim Dons boss Barry Robson admitted last night after the 1-1 draw with St Johnstone that he was unsure if he would still be incharge this weekend when Aberdeen face Motherwell, saying: “I don’t know, I’ll need to speak to the chairman and Steven Gunn about it so I’ll go have a wee chat to them about it.”

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