Caley Thistle defender Danny Devine could sign a new deal despite being left frustrated by a lack of game time this season.
Devine has made just seven appearances for Inverness this term, three from the bench, with Gary Warren and Josh Meekings the central defensive partnership favoured by manager John Hughes.
However, with Warren suspended for the Scottish Cup final against Falkirk on May 30, Devine looks likely to fill in.
Undeterred by his lack of minutes on the park, Devine is keen to commit his future to Caley Jags and is hopeful of featuring more often next season.
The 22-year-old has been with the Highlanders since January 2013 when previous manager Terry Butcher signed him from Wrexham.
Ahead of today’s Premiership trip to Dundee, Devine said: “It’s not sorted yet. I’m speaking to the club and hopefully something we can get sorted soon.
“I love it here. The club has been brilliant with me. The lads and all the staff are quality people and I enjoy working here.
“Ask any footballer that isn’t playing – it is tough. But I enjoy the city and playing with the lads.
“I’m still working hard to try and get in the team and stay there as long as possible. Between now and the end of the season, and next year, I hope to see more game time.
“With David Raven out on Tuesday I got in and got a chance. Hopefully, I’ve done enough to stay in the team. It’s the same for any player that’s not playing – it’s about that opportunity of getting in and doing yourself justice to stay in the team.”
Devine started Tuesday’s 2-1 win against Dundee United in place of the suspended David Raven, who returns to contention for today’s trip to Dens Park.
Caley Thistle will qualify for Europe for the first time in their 21-year existence if they defeat the Dark Blues, with Devine optimistic his side can cross the finish line this afternoon.
The Northern Irishman added: “It would be the first time the team has done it in the club’s history. All the lads recognise that. Everyone in the changing room is calm about it. We know how good we are.
“Hopefully, we can go to Dundee, perform well and get the job done as quickly as possible.”