Kagisho Dikgacoi has been warned not to expect a new deal from Crystal Palace anytime soon.
The Bafana Bafana midfielder is one of a handful of Eagles, including goalkeeper Julian Speroni, who is awaiting contract extension talks.
His current deal with the Premier League club expires at the end of the season, and if a new deal is not agreed upon he will be able to leave as a free agent.
Manager Ian Holloway is aware of the situation, but he has decided that it is better to shelve distractions like contract talks, so that the players can focus on Palace’s bid to stay in the English top-flight.
What it means is that KG will have to remain patient and concentrate on playing football, in the knowledge that the better he does for Palace, the brighter his future will be- at Selhurst Park or elsewhere.
"We know the situation,” Holloway told the South London Press, when asked if players like KG will be given contract extensions this season.
“But we have to focus on getting points."
Brandfort born Dikgacoi has played 71 times for the Eagles since joining them from Fulham on loan in 2011.
Signed permanently by the Eagles in July that year, he scored six goals for the club so far, and is a regular starter for them in central midfield.
He would love nothing more than to emphasize his value to Palace’s cause, by helping them to get one over his former club Fulham in their EPL clash this weekend.