Rangers manager Ally McCoist expects to open contract talks with Andy Little’s representative in the next 48 hours.
The striker’s current deal is set to expire at the end of the season and he has already expressed a desire to extend his stay at the Scottish League One club.
McCoist seems equally keen to retain the services of the Northern Ireland international and will turn his focus to contract negotiations after Saturday’s game at East Fife.
He said: “I know Andy’s agent has been trying to get hold of me and I haven’t managed to get back to him.
“I will get back to him in the next 48 hours, probably after the game.
“Andy has been a very important player for us in the past and I see him being a very important player in the future.”
McCoist says he is satisfied with the squad at his disposal but has refused to rule out new additions in January.
He said: “I said from the start that I would have taken another centre-half and another centre-forward.
“If there is an option to do that, I would probably look to explore those options.
“That said, that’s me only looking to strengthen.
“You couldn’t help but be delighted with the boys at the moment.
“I couldn’t be anything other than happy with them. We are doing well in the league and hopefully that can continue in the weeks ahead.”