Adelaide United defender Nigel Boogaard said he's not going to Siberia but he did admit his future in the A-League is uncertain.
26 Mar 2014 - 6:00 AM  UPDATED 28 Mar 2014 - 5:32 PM

The 27-year-old was surprised by reports that he could leave the A-League for a Siberian outfit based in Khabarovsk which plays in Russia's second tier.

"I didn't hear anything face-to-face about that or Russia or anywhere like that, it's a bit of a false accusation," Boogaard told reporters in Adelaide on Tuesday.

"Something might come up.

"But at this stage I'm just concentrating on my job here and letting my football on the field do the talking. And hopefully by the end of the season there will be a job for me somewhere."

Boogaard, a defensive pillar for the fifth-placed Reds, said he'd love to stay with Adelaide United.

"Whether that happens, we'll wait and see," he said.

"At this point in time, I just do my job on the weekend and that's all I can do."

Boogaard's next job is an away game against Wellington Phoenix on Sunday, but he'll be without his central defensive partner Jon McKain, ruled out with a hip injury.

Versatile Osama Malik, a late withdrawal from Adelaide's 3-1 win against Sydney FC last Friday night with a groin strain, is favoured to return.