Brian Laws is confident Tommy Spurr will stay at Sheffield Wednesday over the summer, despite reported interest from Premier League sides.
Several Wednesday players have been linked with moves away from Hillsborough, with Aston Villa mooted as potential suitors for Spurr.
However, Laws has warned any interested parties that he will fight to keep the young full-back, who has established himself as a key man for the Owls this season.
"They are a massive part of my plans here and I am very confident that we can keep him at the club and secure his future for a long time yet," said Laws.
"He's a Sheffield Wednesday lad and he is one of those players that want to be at this football club."
The Owls currently sit nine points adrift of the play-off places in the Championship but Laws has not given up hope of winning promotion, despite being held to a 1-1 draw at Preston in midweek.
He said: "It has become even harder for us to achieve a play-off place this season, but it is still mathematically possible and we will keep trying to get into them.
"I think conceding that late goal at Preston has just cut us off from the rest of the chasing pack because it is going to take one hell of a run of results, plus other sides faltering, to get into the play-offs. We will keep trying though and you never know in this game."
The Owls face a trip to Watford on Saturday, hoping to kick-start their play-off push once again, and Laws can see a lot of similarities between the Hornets and his side from last season.
"They are in a similar boat to what we were at this point last season in that they are fighting for their lives and they'll give everything they've got," he explained.
"They are in good form and they seem to have turned a corner, so it will be a tough game.
"We've got to be focused on going into these games and having a fight on our hands because they are a good side."