Aberdeen midfielder Lewis Ferguson has dismissed links with Rangers by insisting he can realise his dream of winning trophies with the Dons.
The 20 year-old matured into a key player at Pittodrie after becoming Derek McInnes’ midfield lynchpin in the absence of injured team-mates Craig Bryson and Funso Ojo last season and his performances for the club have led to him being linked with both the Ibrox club and English Championship side Brentford.
Ferguson, who has been named Double Tree By Hilton Scottish Football Writers’ Association Young Player of the Year, insists he is happy at Pittodrie.
He said: “I’ve just seen it the same way as everybody else. I’m not really aware of anything like that. I don’t read too much into that. I’ve obviously been shown it on social media and stuff. I just take it in my stride. I’m just focused on getting back training for Aberdeen.
“That stuff doesn’t knock me off my stride. That’s it done. It’s out my mind. The only thing I’m focused on is getting back to training.”
The former Hamilton Accies midfielder, who was on the Light Blues’ books as a youngster, insists his focus is on winning trophies and believes Aberdeen can help him realise his ambition.
He said: “The past couple of seasons at Aberdeen I’ve wanted to achieve things and get trophies. Nothing’s changed. It’s the same aim.
“This season the aim is to try and get silverware. That’s my main aim. Eveyrone in their football career wants to win trophies and it’s no different for me.
“We’ve got the Scottish Cup to look forward to but the goal of winning trophies hasn’t changed over the last couple of years.”
The building of Cormack Park, the club’s training ground, last year and the strong commitment to bringing success to the club from board level to the dressing room has strengthened Ferguson’s belief success lies ahead for his club and he is adamant the drive for silverware at Pittodrie matches his own determination.
He said: “Everyone has seen the new training facility.
“It is top class and everybody is going in the right direction. We have a chairman who loves the club and knows what he is doing and we also have a top training facility so we know we are heading in the right way.
“The full squad, chairman and the manager, we are all striving to win trophies and that is my aim as well.
“I think the club do match my ambitions because I want to win trophies.”