Goalkeeper Alan Martin appears to be at loggerheads with manager Stevie Aitken over his Dumbarton future.

Martin told the Reporter he was willing to stay at the Sons, despite having spoken to Queen of the South, Livingston, St Mirren, a Scottish Premiership side and a club from England.

But the 28-year-old, who picked up five prizes at the end of season awards night, claims he was offered less money this year, after budget’s appear to have been cut from last season.

The shot-stopper also said he asked the Dumbarton boss for a two-year deal, for the same amount of money former goalkeeper Mark Brown was offered.

But the Dumbarton manager refuted Martin’s claim, saying he never asked him for a two-year-deal, and the goalkeeper told him last week he had in fact signed a deal with Queen of the South.

Martin said: “Between me and the gaffer we sort of agreed there was a deal for me, and I originally asked for what the number one, which was Mark Brown, was on. I just said if I could get the same deal as Mark Brown got on the two-year deal, for what he was on then I’ll sign on for two years.

“I love it here, I’ve enjoyed my time here and I appreciate the chance but obviously with the budget being slashed he couldn’t offer that.

“I asked if I could get the same that Mark Brown was on, a two-year-deal, then I’ll sign with you for two years.

“It’s [my future] still undecided at this moment in time.

“I have been offered full-time deals and Dumbarton have offered me a deal as well.

“But I will have to sit down with my family and see where the best option is going to be.”

And the goalkeeper had said it was a decision a lot of the players were thinking over, after budgets were being cut from last year.

He added: “A lot of the boys are actually mulling it over as well. They expected the budget to be the same because we stayed in the Championship but I know a lot of the boys are really going to be thinking about what they’re doing. “A lot of them aren’t signing either as they don’t know what the manager’s doing either.

“He’s said he’s signing but until the ink’s dry on that paper it’s up in the air. If everything is the same then it’d have been a no brainer for myself and a lot of the boys.

“But because we don’t know who’s the manager, obviously we do but it’s not confirmed, and we don’t know who’s signing on.

“It’s been a while since the season’s finished now.”

But Aitken was adamant the goalkeeper’s future was away from The Rock after talks with Martin last week, saying a two-year-deal was never requested.

He added: “Last time I spoke to Alan Martin on Wednesday he told me he’d signed for Queen of the South so as far as I’m concerned, he’s wanted to go full-time and he’s wanted his move.

“He’s never asked me for a two-year deal so I’m not sure where he’s coming from.

“You don’t go to ask what other players are getting. Other players don’t know what they’re getting, they didn’t know what Mark Brown had so I’m not sure where he’s coming from on that one.

“But the last correspondence I had with Alan Martin was on Wednesday where he said he’d signed for Queen of the South.”