TOWN boss Peter Jackson has offered defender John McCombe a one-year deal.
And the 19-year-old Academy product is currently considering his response.
With just six first-team outings to his name, McCombe hasn't yet made quite the same impression as other homegrown players such as Tom Clarke and Adnan Ahmed.
But Jackson is keen to give the Pontefract-based six-footer, whose elder brother Jamie plays for Lincoln, another year to prove his worth.
"John has been in to see me, I've told him what we are offering and he's having a think about things," said Jackson, who knows he will be bound by the transfer window system next season.
"We need to get things sorted out with regard to the existing squad pretty much by the end of this season (Town close at Wrexham on Saturday, May 7)," he explained.
"From now on we only have the close-season, then the month of January, in which to do business, so planning ahead is absolutely crucial."
With Rob Edwards and Steve Yates both leaving this summer, McCombe and left-back Danny Adams, who is currently on non-contract terms after parting company with Stockport earlier this year, are the only members of the squad whose futures are unresolved.
Both Adams, who has played in the last two matches, and McCombe were with the party who travelled down to London for today's League I clash with Brentford at Griffin Park.
Jackson, who has yet to confirm which Academy players will be moving up, expects to carry a squad of around 25 players next time.
With a crop of youngsters having emerged this season, experienced players look like being the main targets for the close-season.