Stoke manager Tony Pulis is poised to offer defender Jonathan Woodgate a new deal to remain at the Britannia Stadium for another season.
The 32-year-old has made 21 league and cup appearances for the Potters this campaign and needs to play in just three more games to trigger a clause in his current deal, which would extend his stay at the club for another year.
Woodgate, who was restricted to just four games in his last two years at Tottenham, returned to training last week after a month out with a calf problem and is determined to earn a recall to the side and earn a new deal.
But with just seven Premier League games remaining, the former England centre-back is unsure he will reach his magic tally.
However, Pulis has indicated that he is not willing to let Woodgate depart the club and is keen for the player to sign a new 12-month contract.
"If he doesn't get the games in that doesn't mean we aren't going to offer him a new contract," said Pulis.
"Woody has been brilliant, playing in a lot more games than people probably thought he could play, and he's good to have around.
"He's been very good for (Ryan) Shawcross and (Robert) Huth in lots of respects.
"So let's get the season out of the way and then we'll sit down and discuss everything with (chairman) Peter (Coates) and the family."
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