Pars warn Dons off Nicholson
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Dunfermline have issued a hands-off warning to Aberdeen over Barry Nicholson.Dunfermline have issued a hands-off warning to Aberdeen over Barry Nicholson.
Aberdeen boss Jimmy Calderwood is looking to raid his old club to bring Nicholson to Pittodrie during the January transfer window.
Calderwood has made an approach for the Scottish international, but Dunfermline have told him they do not want to sell the former Rangers man.
Pars boss Davie Hay has told Aberdeen it would take a big money offer to make them consider selling Nicholson.
"I've turned down Aberdeen's approach and it's up to them what happens next," Hay told the Daily Record.
"Barry is the last player I want to see leave this club and we have no need to sell him while we get our finances in order."
Calderwood understands why Dunfermline do not want to sell Nicholson, but will not give up on the player.
"I have spoken to Davie about Nicholson and his first response is a definite no," said Calderwood.
"But I wouldn't want to sell him either if I was in his position.
"We asked them straight out what they wanted for Barry but I doubt very much if they will let him go."
Meanwhile, Dunfermline midfielder Derek Young is facing an anxious wait to see if he needs to undergo an operation to clear up a persistent hernia problem.
Young has been playing through the pain barrier for the last month and Hay fears he will need to go under the knife which would rule him out of action for several weeks.
"Derek will possibly need surgery - we will wait and see," added Hay.
"He might need a hernia operation but hopefully we will soon find out about that."
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