St Mirren manager Danny Lennon is eager to secure their SPL status and tie down free-scoring Michael Higdon on a new contract.
Higdon is the club's leading scorer in the league this term and he bagged a hat-trick in their crucial weekend success over Hamilton.
However, until the club's top-flight status is secured the club are unable to offer the former Falkirk and Crewe marksman a new deal to stay in Paisley.
Lennon is more than pleased with the 27-year-old's efforts and he knows that as long as he is at the club then he will continue to give 100 per cent to the cause.
"Michael knows exactly what I think of him and his attributes for this football club, but it's only SPL football that is going to keep him at this club," said Lennon.
"We must guarantee that. Everyone is out of contract and until the job is done they're still playing for their livelihoods and futures.
"One thing with Michael is he's always there and he'll always continue to do the right things.
"Michael's been a big player for us. You've got to man manage him to get the best out of him, but he works his socks off and he's getting the fruits now."