Smith enjoying life north of the border

Norwich City's on loan Aberdeen defender Steven Smith has no regrets about missing out on a potential Championship promotion push with the Canaries.

The former Rangers man has been an ever-present for the Dons since his loan switch last month after playing only a bit part role at Carrow Road since his close season switch.

Smith was drafted in for a relegation struggle but now the Dons are making a late bid for a place in the top half after the SPL split.

'I am not disappointed about possibly missing out on promotion with Norwich because when you're not playing and not involved, you start to become selfish and want to start playing again,' he said.

'I only played seven or eight games at Norwich and now I'm really enjoying my football again. That was one of the reasons I came back to Scotland. It feels as if I've been here a lot longer because I have settled in so well. Everyone has been just great and everything is working according to plan.

'Hopefully, my performances will reflect how I'm feeling. It was about getting back up the road again and playing first-team football. This is a good place to be.

'There is a good feeling about the club. Before I came in, there were some very disappointing results but things have picked up and we are moving in the right direction.'

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Smith has another year to run on his Norwich contract but is refusing to look beyond his short term stay.

'I have another year left on my contract with Norwich and will wait and see what happens,' he said. 'I will need to speak to them but, until then, I'm here to help Aberdeen achieve their ambitions and to play in as many games as possible. That's my priority.'