Scott Brown will not be given a deadline to commit his future to Cheltenham, boss Mark Yates has revealed.
The 29-year-old has been with the Robins for 10 years and was offered a new deal this week - but Yates says their goalkeeper is well within his rights to see what else is out there.
Yates told BBC Radio Gloucestershire: "Scott's not got a deadline on it - not yet.
"He's not accepted what we've offered him right now and he's exercising his right to see what else is out there.
"I have no problem with that and if he does leave, it's with a big handshake and 'Thank you' from me.
"His contract has run out and we've done everything we can as a club to try and persuade him to sign. We'll see what his position is in a little while. I'm not going to force anything on him."