Kevin Moon looks to have played his way to a new long-term contract deal at St Johnstone after a string of eye-catching displays.
The midfielder's stop-start career has been blighted with injuries including a serious knee injury last year that kept him out of the game for six months.
But boss Steve Lomas intends to build his midfield around Moon, whose current deal is set to run out at the end of the season.
"I want Mooner here," said Lomas. "I know he has had niggling injuries in the past and maybe we will have to look at how we handle him.
"He reminds me of a younger version of Jody Morris. We are in the process of sorting out a new contract and I don't envisage any problems.
"He has a great engine and he is a local lad. He is going to be an integral part of the team going forward.
"Mooner just has to believe in himself a bit more and the performances like the one he put in at Ibrox should help.
"He snuffed out Steven Davis, who is arguably the most influential midfielder in Scotland at the moment."