Gary Mackay-Steven insists he won’t let uncertainty over his future distract him from doing his best for Dundee United.
The winger, who is out of contract in the summer and can speak to potential new employers, has already been the subject of a bid from an English lower league side of sub £150,000, an offer that was swiftly rejected by the Tangerines.
The interest in Mackay-Steven comes at a time when he is in sparkling form for United.
He scored twice in the Dundee derby last week, once at Firhill on Sunday and had a hand in every other goal the club scored in the 6-2 win over Dundee and 2-2 draw against Partick Thistle.
The Tangerines are now weighing up whether to take the cash for Mackay-Steven if the price is right on a fresh offer or keep the player at Tannadice until the summer for what could be a valuable contribution before losing him for nothing,
As far as Mackay-Steven is concerned, he is adamant he will be able to fully focus on being a United player until told otherwise.
“I’m just focusing on Dundee United and I feel good in myself right now, with the games coming thick and fast,” he said.
“I’m happy to be in the team and looking to do as well as I can to help the boys.
“There is always talk and I have lived through enough transfer windows. It really doesn’t affect me at all.
“Now, I’m just focusing on playing and doing well for the team.
“I am contracted with United until the end of the season so, as I said, I just want to do well for them.
“The club is in the two cups and going well in the league.
“Every game is a chance to showcase yourself.
“Whatever happens will happen. I’m fully focused on Dundee United and helping the team.”
Mackay-Steven knows he will be kept up to date with any interest being shown in him and he is happy to leave it at that.
“United have always been good like that,” added the Scotland international.
“There is good communication between the manager, myself and everyone else.
“Other people take care of that side of things for me, though. I just focus on what I do on the pitch.”
“I don’t really take any interest in it.
“Indeed, I’m not very good at this side of things. As you can tell I’m not great at speaking!
“If there is something put in front of me then I will need to get involved but, for now, all I am focusing on is training and staying fit.
“Until there is a decision to be made, I will just sit tight and hopefully keep putting in performances on the park.”
Once again, United couldn’t follow up one fantatsic win – the 6-2 drubbing of Dundee – with another.
Instead, they left Firhill with only a point and, at half-time, they appeared to be toiling as Partick stromed back to take a 2-1 lead.
A brilliant run into the box by Mackay-Steven set up Nadir Ciftci for the leveller but it was still a frustrated Tannadice team that left Glasgow.
The result, combined with Hamilton’s victory over St Johnstone, saw United drop down to fourth behind the Accies, cooling all championship talk at least for the time being.
Mackay-Steven added: “We were looking to go to Partick, get three points and keep up the good form.
“Instead we drew when all the other teams around us won on Sunday.
“We can’t keeping playing well in one game and winning, then dropping points here and there.
“We need to go on a run where we keep picking up three points if we want to stay at the top end of the table.
“You have to give Thistle credit for how they did on Sunday but we’ll look to regroup against Hamilton next Monday.