St Johnstone midfield man Murray Davidson is attracting more interest from clubs down south.
It was thought he might move on during the January transfer window but no bids were made and he has knocked back a new deal at Saints.
However, Davidson is out of contract at the end of this season and Aston Villa are one of the clubs believed to be monitoring him.
The Premier League side have been regulars at Saints games this season.
Meanwhile, Saints’ U/20 continued their good form with a 2-1 home success against Hamilton.
New signing Marcus Maddison, who joined up after being released by Newcastle, netted the winner after being set up by another new boy Gwion Edwards, who is on loan from Swansea. Christopher Moffat had earlier opened the scoring for the Perth side.