Skovdahl demands decisions from duo
By Philip Seery
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The two Scots have attracted interest from several Division One clubs and have stalled on accepting new deals put in front of them by the Dons hierarchy.
"There is nothing new from Russell's or Darren's agents and we'll have to see what happens next," said Skovdahl.
"However, we can't wait too long to have a decision. I will have to talk to both players before we go public with anything.
"But in my opinion, we need to know before the transfer window re-opens if we are to bring in new players."
The Danish coach believes the pair need to stay in Aberdeen to further their development, rather than joining bigger clubs.
"My best and my most honest argument is that it's too early for them to leave for bigger clubs," continued Skovdahl.
"While they could maybe earn £200 more a week at a Division One club, I don't believe this would be good for their careers.
"They are better off playing here, knowing that if they maintain their standards they will always be in my team.
"That should be their priority at this time.
"We have shown we can produce quality youngsters here. I still think these two players are not yet fully developed.
"They can still improve a lot and this club can help them achieve their potential."
Veteran keeper Peter Kjaer has not been spoken to about a new contract with the Scottish spine of the team Skovdahl's main concern.
"I haven't spoken to Peter yet because the priority has been to sort out the contracts with Scottish players."