Preston North End manager Phil Brown has held talks with Barry Nicholson over extending the midfielder's contract.
Nicholson's current deal expires at the end of the season and he has scored three goals in his last three appearances for the Championship strugglers.
The 32-year-old is making an impact for Preston after a lengthy spell out through injury and Brown hopes to keep the former Aberdeen man at Deepdale.
Brown told the Evening Post: "I personally would like to keep Barry here.
"I've had a conversation along those lines with him, but there's still a long way to go.
"Recently I spoke with a couple of my good mates from the game who played with Barry in Scotland.
"They spoke highly of him as a professional, a person and certainly as a footballer.
"We have started to see the best of Barry recently - for him to score three goals in three games in the situation we are in is testimony to him as a player."