Ross County midfielder Martin Woods has become the Dingwall side’s unwanted man but he insists he is in no rush to leave the Staggies.
Despite triggering a 12-month contract extension after playing 35 games last season, Woods has been allowed to leave Victoria Park on a free transfer by manager Jim McIntyre, with the 31-year-old hinting at a disagreement between the pair.
Reports at the weekend suggested Woods was closing in on a move to Premiership rivals Dundee but Woods says there has been no approach and he is planning on returning when the Staggies start pre-season training next Friday.
Woods said: “There has not been an offer from Dundee. There have been a few teams interested, from both Scotland and England, but as far as I’m concerned I’m reporting back for pre-season.
“Whatever is happening between me and the manager, that will stay under wraps, but I’ve a year left on my deal.
“That’s the situation until someone comes to me with some kind of offer that’s going to be something that I want to do. I’m in no rush to make a decision because everything has to be right for me.
“As far as I’m concerned I’m back at Ross County next year. If the manager doesn’t want me there, that’s up to him but I won’t be walking away from a deal, that’s for sure.”
Woods is determined to secure the best possible deal for his family, who are based in Glasgow, and the former Barnsley and Sunderland player added: “It’s got to be the right decision for my family, across the board.”
McIntyre said: “The bottom line is he has been told he is free to leave, so it is up to him who he speaks to. We’ve just got to wait to see what happens.”