Aston Villa will not hold further talks with any of their soon to be out-of-contract players until the summer.
Villa have a number of their squad whose contracts are due to expire at the end of the season.
The likes of Emile Heskey, Carlos Cuellar and Brad Guzan are amongst those out-of-contract, but Villa assistant Peter Grant says they will be waiting until the summer for talks.
"The gaffer (Alex McLeish) has said he would rather put all these talks back until the season ends," said Grant.
"Alex has always been one of those guys who prefers to do his business at the end of the season. He knows the most important thing is Villa winning games.
"His thinking is 'I'd rather leave it as much as I possibly can' and I think the players we are working with understand that."