DEFENDER Adam Smith insisted his full focus was on action on the field, despite his Cherries contract entering its final few months.

Smith is one of the club's most experienced players, featuring 276 times across two spells for Cherries.

His current stint began in 2014 after arriving from Tottenham Hotspur, but his deal on the south coast is due to expire at the end of the current season.

The only other senior player in the squad in a similar contractual situation is understood to be fellow 2014-15 Championship title-winner Junior Stanislas.

Smith has started 33 times for Cherries in the league this season, with just seven games now left to try and secure a play-off spot.

Asked for an update on his own future, the 29-year-old told the Daily Echo: "To be honest, I’m not really thinking about my contract situation. There’s so many games, I haven’t got time to think about it to be honest!

"I just need to focus on playing and get this club where it deserves to be, in the Premier League.

"I just need to focus on playing and once we know what’s happening, if we’re in the play-offs or whatnot, then I can make a decision on my future.

"But, for myself, I need to focus on playing and getting this team back in the Premier League."

Despite some reports elsewhere that their deals are also set to expire this summer, the Daily Echo understands fellow senior pros Steve Cook and Asmir Begovic are both under contract with Cherries until 2022.