Striker Donaldson keeping options open

Brentford striker Clayton Donaldson says he is happy to discuss a new contract but is keeping his options open as the end of his current deal approaches.

Donaldson’s contract is due to expire at the end of the season and Brentford plan to open talks with the 29-year-old in the hope he will commit his future to the club.

Wolves expressed an interest in him in the summer but were told he was not for sale and the Bees are intent on keeping him at Griffin Park.

Donaldson told West London Sport: “Brentford are planning to sit down and talk to me soon.

“I’m open to the idea of sitting down and talking to them and listening to what they’ve got to say.

“It’s always good for a player when you know a team wants to keep you. I’m no different. I’m open-minded in that sense, definitely.

“But I’m easy about the situation. I haven’t concentrated too much on the contract side of things because there is still a long way to go.

“The most important thing is the football and that’s why I’m comfortable with the situation and will just let it flow.

“My contract is not up until the end of June or July so there’s still a lot of time.”

Donaldson was the club’s top scorer last season, with 24 goals in all competitions, and he has continued his impressive form this term, scoring six times.

He was a key player as Brentford narrowly missed out on promotion both on the final day of the regular season and in the League One play-off final.

And their position in the promotion race this time around could affect his decision on whether to stay.

He explained: “I’d like us to be 15 points ahead at the top of the table, but it’s still up in the air and that’s the reason why things are taking their time contract-wise.

“It’s too early to say whether my decision will be based on where we finish this season. If you ask me again around February time and see where we are then it possibly could.

“But at the moment it is hard to see where we are going finish. It’s still the early stages.

“I’m enjoying my football until anything changes. Whatever comes after that, then that’s what happens.”





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