Dave Jones admits Steven Thompson could have a future at Cardiff City, if he continues scoring goals.
Thompson has been on the transfer list at Ninian Park since the summer, but his winner against Blackpool on Tuesday was his third goal in four appearances.
The Scotland international has yet to attract any interest and Jones is open-minded about the striker staying with the Championship club.
"I forgot he was on it (the transfer list) to be honest," said Jones.
"No clubs have come in, so it's just a case of Thommo getting his head down.
"The good thing about me is that if I put someone on the transfer list and say to somebody that they are finished at the club then they are definitely finished. That was never the case with Thommo.
"He's gone on the transfer list, but if he stays he might play. If he puts in the performances he is doing then he'll play.
"I don't care if he's on the transfer list or not. Nothing is personal in football. Thommo has accepted that and I have, and it's up to him to keep going.
"He is on fire at the minute and when you're on fire as a striker everything you seem to hit seems to go in."