ANDY Scott is set to open talks to keep Carl Cort at Brentford next season.
The former Newcastle frontman told the Chronicle recently that his days at Griffin Park look numbered after going five months without a start.
But the 32-year-old has turned around his fortunes, scoring twice in the last three games, including the second in last night's draw at Southend that stretched their unbeaten run to eight games.
And Bees boss Scott is ready to reward Cort, who is out of contract in the summer, for his efforts by discussing a new deal.
He said: "Carl is probably the fittest he has been for a few years. He has more chance of playing back-to-back games.
"We have devised a training schedule and it's working for him and us and it might enable us to use him more next season.
"There is a good chance we will sit down and talk about a contract with him."