Brown hoping to sign Norwich City’s Smith on permanent deal

Aberdeen boss Craig Brown is keen to to turn Norwich City defender Steven Smith's loan move into a permanent deal this summer.

Smith was loaned to the Pittodrie side for the rest of the season in January and the 25-year-old has done enough to convince Brown he is worthy of a permanent deal with the Scottish Premier League side.

'Steven has been playing very well so hopefully we will be able to do something to keep him,' said the former Scotland boss. 'It will all depend on what Norwich want to do with him.'

'It's never been about money for me,' said Smith. 'I'm not going to stay at a club if I'm not enjoying it.

'My aim is to play 30-35 games a season. I don't want to get to the end of my career with people saying I only played a few games here and there.

'I'm enjoying my time at Pittodrie, probably more than at any time in my career.'

Smith was signed on a free transfer from Rangers in the summer but failed to settle with the Canaries prompting manager Paul Lambert to bring in Marc Tierney from Colchester to challenge Adam Drury for the left back berth.

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