Richard Hastings believes he is close to agreeing a contract extension with Inverness Caledonian Thistle.
Richard Hastings has won his battle with Stuart Golabek
The 30-year-old has become a key member of the side after replacing club captain Stuart Golabek at left-back following an opening-day defeat.
"Discussions have been held between myself, my agent and the club, and they are going well," said Hastings.
"I am not in the position to give a yes or no answer just now, but things are moving in the right direction."
Head coach Charlie Christie revealed last week that he wanted to meet with Hastings in the hope of advancing talks and tying the Canadian international to a new deal.
And he has since allowed Golabek to move on loan to Second Division Peterhead.