PETER JACKSON had talks today about extending his contract as Town manager.
Owner Ken Davy and his board are keen to offer an improved deal to the crowd hero who has mastermined Town's return to the Second Division.
With season-ticket sales expected to rocket on the back of Town's play-off final success, the club and their fans will be on a high all summer.
Jackson is keen to carry that momentum into a Division II campaign stacked with mouth-watering derbies, and he was today in negotiations with chief executive Andrew Watson about adding to the 12 months which remain on his contract.
"My heart is very much with Town and hopefully we can get something sorted out," said Jackson, who is already on the trail of Chesterfield's livewire midfielder Chris Brandon.
"What we have achieved so far is fantastic, I think the club can go on and get stronger and, obviously, it would be nice to be a part of that as we look to bring in a few better-quality players who can help to take us towards the First Division."
The 28-year-old Brandon could be the first of those after holding out on re-signing at Saltergate.
He is a flair player, formerly with Torquay, and would fit into the Town budget for next season which has been ratified by chief executive Watson.
"Peter has a contract which runs until the end of next season but there has never been any doubt that we would want to extend that," said Watson, whose ticket sales operation will re-start tomorrow (the cut-price season-ticket offer runs until Friday week, June 11).
"The board are happy to extend it and Peter is as well because we've got a good thing going here.
"We had a couple of chats about exactly this matter in the last couple of weeks of the regular season and decided it was best to leave it until the last ball had been kicked.
"Peter has done a fantastic job and we believe he is the right man to take us forward. What has happened here this season is truly remarkable because we were declared clearly insolvent in the High Court and yet here we are just a year later winning promotion."
Noting that Jackson had been a target for Leeds, Watson added: "It's pleasing really because it means he is being a very successful manager.
"Peter has a great rapport with the players and staff, that is reflected in his relationship with our fans and he deserves great credit for our success."