Colchester United midfielder Kem Izzet is in line to be offered a new contract by manager Aidy Boothroyd.
Izzet joined the Us back in 2001 from Charlton Athletic and has clocked up more than 300 league appearances with the Essex club.
His contribution to Colchester has been praised by Boothroyd, who believes the 29-year-old deserves a new deal at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.
"I plan to sit down with Kem and offer him a new contract as I think he deserves that," said Boothroyd.
"He has been here a long time now and whoever is here manager-wise he has always got in the team, and that tells you a lot about him.
"He's a Carsley for Everton, a Carrick for Manchester United, the type of player that doesn't get the plaudits but goes about his business with the minimum of fuss.
"He organises people and gets around the team to lift them, and players look to him for a lead. So he deserves a new contract."