Dons keeper to take pay cut
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Esson is currently locked in talks with The Dons in an attempt to arrange a deal to stay at Pittodrie.
The 24-year-old has only made two appearances for the club during the past two seasons, after being forced to play second fiddle to David Preece.
But Esson has no desire to seek first-team football elsewhere and is determined to press his claims for a place in Steve Paterson's (pictured) starting line-up.
He admits he will agree to a reduction in his wages to ink the fresh deal and is not surprised to have been offered lower terms.
"I want to stay and I'm willing to take a pay cut to make sure that happens," said Esson.
"I need to be pushing for a first-team place on a regular basis.
"I know what's been happening in football so I didn't kid myself about what to expect.
"I've just tried to play as well as possible for the Under-21s and do my best in training.
"It has paid off for me because now I've been offered a new contract."