Blackburn midfielder David Dunn believes it is crucial the club keep their senior players together this summer.
Rovers captain Chris Samba has been heavily linked with a move away from Ewood Park, while highly-rated defender Phil Jones has already left for Manchester United.
Local boy Dunn, who is in his second stint at Blackburn, is hoping the club's hierarchy can resist if clubs come knocking for any more key members of their squad.
"I think it's important to keep senior players," he told Sky Sports News.
"Obviously I'm a Blackburn fan but there are many people down in the changing rooms, the likes of Brett Emerton, Ryan Nelsen, Jason Roberts, that have been here for a number of years.
"It's important that we keep these senior players together because we need to bring our young lads on."
Dunn says Rovers are keen to put memories of last season's relegation scrap behind them and secure a top-10 finish this term.
"As a team I'm hoping we can get a top-10 finish," he added. "I think that's something we've got to set our sights on.
"For me, personally, (I just want to) play as many games as I can."