"He's out of contract at the end of the season so they are now seeing whether they can make that a little bit more firm whereby he sorts himself out and is a free agent to maybe negotiate a longer deal with us."
Abbott is also trying to tie-up several current first-team squad members who are out of contract in the summer to new deals.
"We've spoken to five or six of the players and offers have been made.
"We think they're terrific offers. The lads know the time limit. If they say 'no' then we will look to replace them."
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