Gavin Price insists his Elgin City players are playing for the future in their remaining League 2 games.
With their play-off chances remote at best, Price wants to finish the campaign on a high and said the platform is there for players to secure their futures at Borough Briggs.
Stephen Bronsky, Scott Roberts, Jordan Lowdon and Greg Morrison – on loan from Ross County – have been offered contracts by the club, while Darryl McHardy, David Wilson, Matthew Cooper, Brian Cameron, Rabin Omar and Kane Hester are all tied up for next season.
Price is not planning on a major overhaul of his squad, meaning places are still up for grabs for the current crop.
He said: “We’re not looking to make wholesale changes to the squad. We’ve offered contracts to four or five boys and we believe if we can keep 13 or 14 from this season and add two or three more, I don’t think we’ll be massively far away.
“I hope we can persuade Greg to stay with us. He’s played a lot of football and enjoyed his time here, so hopefully he decides to stay.”
Back-to-back defeats against Queen’s Park and Clyde leave Elgin 11 points off the play-offs with seven games to go, with Price accepting it is unlikely now for his side to pip Annan Athletic to the final spot.
They face an Albion Rovers side at home today who are scrapping for their lives at the bottom of the division, aiming to avoid consecutive relegations.
Price added: “We can’t afford to get into the summer holiday syndrome. We’ve got to keep going with pride and finish as high as we can in the league, not giving up on the play-offs until it’s not possible.
“We’ve got two home games coming up and we want two good performances that keep teams below us. It’s a tall order (to make the play-offs) but you have players playing for contracts to make sure they are part of the plans for next season.”
Darryl McHardy is back from suspension for Elgin, who also have Stephen Bronsky and James McGowan available. Rabin Omar is a doubt.