Dundee United have offered crocked keeper Deniz Mehmet the chance to stay with them as he battles for fitness next season.
The 25-year-old suffered a serious knee problem when he picked up a bizarre injury in the Premiership play-off quarter-final victory over Dunfermline at Tannadice earlier this month.
He suffered knee ligament damage as he jumped in delight to celebrate Scott McDonald’s equaliser early in the second half of the second leg that United went on to win 2-1.
With the one-year contract he signed when joining up from Falkirk last summer up at the end of the month, that put a question mark over his future with the Tangerines.
But manager Csaba Laszlo is sticking by the man he made No 1 late in the season.
He has been told a new deal is waiting for him to sign.
Even if the former Turkish youth international decides his long-term future lies elsewhere, United will see he is put through his operation and provide the facilities for him to complete his rehab programme.
That process is likely to take until the end of the year at least but he did enough in 13 first-team games this season for United to be more than happy to keep him.
With the other first-team goalie, Harry Lewis, returning to parent club Southampton at the end of his season-long loan, at least one of the as many as 17 signings made this summer will be an experienced No 1.
Meanwhile, the latest discount period for season tickets for the 2018/19 campaign comes to an end tomorrow and fans have until then to secure their books at a reduced price.