Burnley are set to offer veteran midfielder Graham Alexander a new contract.
The 38-year-old, who is also player-coach at Turf Moor, has enjoyed a wonderful campaign in the Premier League.
Alexander played 29 games scoring seven goals for The Clarets.
Now Burnley boss Brian Laws has confirmed his intention to retain the former Scottish international.
"Graham is part of my team and I not going to be opening the door, saying thank you very much, and shutting it behind him," said Laws.
"We will be sitting down over the next week or so and I expect him to be here next season.
"He will still be strong on the playing side - the coaching will take care of itself - we don't want to detract from that.
"He will do that first and foremost as we don't want to take away his qualities as a footballer. Just because of his age, you can't say that's it.
"Graham has shown already this season he is more than capable of performing, more than capable of playing for 90 minutes.
"He has made a difference on the pitch. Long may it continue. It is about the quality of the player and the man."