Tindall 'not concerned' by Smith, Gosling and Stanislas contracts
JASON Tindall insists he is “not concerned” about a clutch of his experienced players entering the final months of their contracts, adding: “I don’t think they’ve got anything to worry about.”
As it stands, long-serving trio Dan Gosling, Adam Smith and Junior Stanislas are all currently set to leave Cherries at the end of this season, when their existing deals expire.
Stanislas has been in impressive form in recent weeks, netting six goals in his last seven appearances.
The 31-year-old has now made 145 appearances for the club since joining from Burnley, where he also worked with Tindall, on a free transfer in 2014.
Defender Smith has also played a key role for Cherries this season, featuring in 17 of the club’s 20 Championship fixtures so far, helping them to sit second in the table at Christmas.
Now 29, Smith joined Cherries on a loan deal from Tottenham in the 2010-11 season before returning on a permanent deal in January 2014.
Across both spells the Londoner has played 256 times for Cherries.
Meanwhile midfielder Gosling, who turned 30 this year, has been struggling for game time in recent weeks.
The Brixham-born ace, who like Stanislas arrived at Cherries on a free transfer in the summer of 2014, has netted 22 goals in 190 games since moving to the south coast from Newcastle.
Asked if he was worried that all three have just six months left to run on their contracts, Tindall told the Daily Echo: “I’m not concerned about their situation.
“We’re in contact with the guys all the time. For me as a manager, as long as the players are in the right place mentally and they’re fully focussed on what they’ve got to do for the team then that’s all that matters.
“All the other stuff always takes care of itself.
“First and foremost, as a player you need to make sure that you deliver consistent performances every day on the training pitch and then you take that into the games with you and you give your all for the football club.
“Those guys certainly have done that so far and in terms of what the future holds, with the way those guys are playing, I don’t think they’ve got anything to worry about.”
The contracts of Joshua King, Jack Simpson and Nnamdi Ofoborh are also set to expire in the summer.