Mansfield Town captain Adam Murray has signed a new contract that keeps him at the club until the end of next season.
Murray, 30, initially signed a deal until June 2012 when he joined permanently from Luton Town in January.
But the midfielder has now extended his stay at Field Mill and manager Paul Cox hopes on-loan Oxford United striker Matt Green, 24, will follow suit.
"It's a positive move. Hopefully we'll get Matt tied up in the not-too-distant future," Cox told BBC Radio Nottingham.
The Stags have already agreed a fee for Green, who has scored 11 goals this season.
Cox added: "This is a building process. We want to keep our best players."