Ross County loan attacker Michael Gardyne has branded Dundee United as unprofessional as he waits to discover if he has a future with the Arabs.
The 29-year-old has enjoyed a successful third spell at Victoria Park after joining on loan from United in September, scoring four goals in 17 league starts.
But he has heard nothing from the Tannadice club and has become increasingly frustrated by the silence. He said: “I’ve not had a word from Dundee United. I think that’s a bit weird, as it’s my parent club. The odd text or phone call would have been nice, but I’ve not heard anything.
“That’s how they want to do it. It’s not very professional.”
Gardyne first joined County on loan from Celtic in 2006, before signing permanently two years later.
After three and a half years with the Staggies, Gardyne moved on to hometown club United, but is out of contract at the end of the season.
There have been no talks about a full-time return to Dingwall with full focus on avoiding relegation but Gardyne added: “We’ll need to speak about it soon, but just now the team needs to keep doing what it’s doing. I can’t see there being a problem, hopefully.
Eight wins in the last nine matches have given the Staggies a great chance of avoiding the drop.
The 3-0 win against St Mirren on Monday night moved them six points clear of Motherwell in the relegation play-off spot, and Gardyne is pleased Jim McIntyre’s side are in control of their own fate.
Gardyne said: “It’s night and day. Everyone is looking forward to the games.
“Everybody wants to play. That’s what we need – everybody pulling in the same direction.
“The manager stressed he wanted us to be level with the teams level around us come the split, and we’ve managed to do a bit better than that.
“It is in our own hands and we just need to make sure we keep doing what we’re doing.
“It comes from hard work on the training pitch, we take it out on a Saturday. It’s working with eight wins and a draw, but we take one game at a time.”