Peterborough boss Gary Johnson has vowed to do his utmost to keep his key players at the club next season.
Johnson, who took over relegated Posh at the start of April, has had to address fears that three of the club's top stars, Aaron McLean, Craig Mackail-Smith and George Boyd will all be heading out of London Road permanently at the end of the season.
The battle to keep the trio of forwards appears to be an uphill one however, with Boyd currently on-loan at promotion chasing Nottingham Forest, Mackail-Smith known to be admired by several clubs and McLean wanting to leave after handing in a transfer request in November following former boss Darren Ferguson's departure.
The Posh manager was adamant that he would do all he could to keep his best players and sign striker Liam Dickinson, who is currently on loan from Brighton, on a permanent basis to battle for promotion from League One.
"As a manager I would love to have all three of them here next season," Johnson told the club's official website.
"They were all excellent the last time the club was in League One and they would be a success again.
"I haven't spoken to the players themselves yet, but I will get round to it soon. I also felt Liam Dickinson was outstanding against Newcastle so it would be nice to keep him around.
"I will obviously use the last four weeks of the season to check on the entire squad, but I know we have a lot of decent footballers here."