Ross County forward Alex Schalk says thoughts about his future are on hold, insisting he has unfinished business with the Staggies.
Schalk’s contract is up at the end of the season but the Dutchman has made just six league starts this term, scoring one goal.
The 24-year-old joined the Staggies in 2015 after leaving Dutch side Go Ahead Eagles.
Although he says he is enjoying his spell in the Highlands, Schalk is solely intent on finishing the season with a flourish.
Schalk said: “We need to go on a good cup run and in the league start by winning again.
“If that continues we will see where we can go in terms of signing a new deal.
“I still like it here – I still think I’m not done up here. I’m really enjoying my time, especially with the manager and the boys we’ve got. We have a great squad.
“It’s a bit like last year – I can’t really say right now.
“We need to see in the next couple of weeks, maybe months. I’m positive anyway.”
Schalk, who netted the winner in last season’s League Cup final win against Hibernian, reckons he is getting closer to hitting the goal trail again.
He added: “I want to play every game. At the end of the first half of the season I started playing again.
“I think I played well but I haven’t scored my goals. I should have already had six, seven or eight goals. But the most important thing for me was that I kept hitting the target, and kept covering those positions.
“That’s important for a striker. Sometimes you have a spell where you don’t score but at least if you keep hitting the target that will come eventually.
“I’m more satisfied with the part I’ve played when I started playing, especially against Inverness. I had a good game, I think.
“I want to be important for the team and the goals will come.”
After a three-week winter break, County return to action in Saturday’s Scottish Cup fourth-round tie against Championship side Dundee United.
Schalk is out to gain revenge after the Tangerines defeated County 3-2 in last season’s competition and the attacker is confident his team’s top-flight quality will be too much for their opponents.
He said: “Dundee United will be a hard game but we want to go on a good cup run again and see where it ends.
“It was a really disappointing result against them last year but we can redeem ourselves. We just need to beat them – that’s all that counts.
“We’re playing at home and, no disrespect to Dundee United, I think we are the better side.”