Hayes & Yeading United veteran Gary MacDonald is not ready to hang his boots up yet.
MacDonald finished the season on the treatment table at the Conference South club after damaging his ligaments.
He was combining a playing role with a new spot on the United coaching staff alongside manager Tristan Lewis and assistant Delroy Preddie.
Lewis has made it known he is on the lookout for another coach to come on board at the Beaconsfield Road club but is not planning on turfing out MacDonald.
There is a place for him at the club next season but the sticking point could be how much playing time the former Woking and Ebbsfleet centre-half is hoping to gain.
“Gary MacDonald wants to stay and he wants to play,” boss Lewis confirmed.
“I’ve made it clear to him that I don’t think he can play every week.
“He’s great off the pitch and I think he will also have a part to play on the field.
“It depends on what he wants to do and whether he wants to play every single week.”
Lewis has set a date of June 27 for the players to return for pre-season training and has already planned friendlies with Slough on July 14 and Egham on July 21.
He is hoping the club will be able to keep the squad together after a solid summer workout, with previous manager Phil Babb losing many of his recruits before a ball was kicked.
“We will have a better pre-season this year,” Lewis added.
“I have to say that Phil’s pre-season was good last year, but the problem was that half of the players who took part in it didn’t really ever play for us. We’re trying to move forward.”
Elsewhere, Lewis Cole has been named Uxbridge’s Players’ Player of the Year while Matt Woods picked up the award from the fans and Tony Choules picked out Kevin Warner for the manager’s prize.