DEFENDER Adie Moses is weighing up his options for next season and has not ruled out a cut-price return to Town.
The 28-year-old has been offered a one-year contract on "substantially reduced" terms to play at the McAlpine in Division III.
He and the others on Terry Fisher's retained list have until June 21 to reply to Town, and the former Barnsley player has already had preliminary talks about his future in blue and white stripes.
"I feel very pleased and grateful there is something on the table from Town because even though it is a substantially reduced deal, I'm realistic enough to know how football is at the moment," said Moses, a £225,000 signing from Oakwell in 2000.
"I'm one of a huge number of players who are out of contract in this country, so to know there is a deal waiting gives you a measure of confidence and security.
"Like everyone else, though, I want to play at the highest level I can and, if I sign for Town in the Third Division, I want to know it's going to be a promotion campaign.
"That's why I asked what the club's intentions were on a squad for next season when we had talks about the contract offers. I wanted to be sure the new owners were serious about getting back up and putting together a squad with some good experience and not just a few senior players with a lot of youngsters.
"It seems they are ambitious in that direction and that's a good sign."
Moses made more starts than any other defender last season (43) and his versatility could be crucial, especially as Town have no senior left-back following the release of Kevin Sharp and Gareth Evans.
"I'm going to keep my options open for a little while longer, but I'm giving serious consideration to Town's offer because I really like the club, the people there and the supporters, who have been really good to me," explained Moses.
"My only concern is that I don't want to be hanging around in the Third Division for two or three years at this stage in my career.
"I still believe I can play at the higher levels and that's why it's important to me that the club is going to make a serious challenge next time.
"While things overtook us both on and off the field last season, I really enjoyed the matches from a personal point of view because I was playing regularly, which hadn't been the case previously under Lou Macari.
"Mick Wadsworth was really good for me and I particularly enjoyed playing in central defence alongside Eddie Youds. That was a good, settled combination for a while.
"It could be myself and Nathan Clarke next season and the hope of everyone who signs on the dotted line will be that we can gain promotion at the first time of asking and that there might be some better deals on offer in 12 months time."
While Phil Senior has already agreed to put pen to paper, Town are still waiting to hear from Moses, Paul Scott, Chris Holland, Nat Brown and Martin Smith, who has been offered a two-year deal and is set to meet prospective chairman Mr Fisher out in Spain for further talks.
Already contracted are Andy Booth, Nathan Clarke, John Thorrington, Jon Stead, Jon Worthington, Dwayne Mattis Paul Macari and Danny Schofield.