January is a time where clubs will look to strengthen their squads- but it’s also a period where some will look to tie down stars for the following term.

Clubs across the country are beginning to do some transfer work. Aberdeen have already made a notable capture in Dylan McGeouch whilst St Mirren have been the busiest top flight team, signing three players so far.

McGeouch is a Don. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

Each side though has at least a couple of players who’s contracts are running down. We’re taking a look at a player from each club who is deserving of a new deal.

Aberdeen- Tomas Cerny

The Dons only have a few out of contract at the season’s end. Stephen Gleeson and Danny Rogers’ deals are running down too, but Cerny probably does enough to warrant an extension.

Whilst he’s now 34, 35 in April, the Czech keeper provides reliable cover for Joe Lewis. They won’t find much better than the former Hamilton stopper so keeping him for another year wouldn’t be a bad thing.

Reliable cover. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Hamilton- Alex Gogic

Accies have no fewer than 18 players out contract come the summer. There will be a few they want tied down long-term but perhaps Alex Gogic will be one of importance.

He’s been a defensive rock for Brian Rice this term and would prove hard to replace. Gogic is extremely capable in CDM and centre-back.

Hearts- Jamie Brandon

You could make an argument that no Hearts players deserve contract rewards after their season so far. In fairness to Brandon, he’s shown passion and quality whenever he’s been played this season.

Did ok whenever asked. (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

His contract is up in the summer and giving him another year or two to make himself a Jambos regular could be seen as wise.

Hibs- Vykintas Slivka

Slivka’s been solid for Hibs since arriving from Juventus in 2017. He has been consistently good in the midfield, bringing energy and physicality to their engine room.

Jack Ross may want to make sure Slivka’s in his Leith plans next term.

Slivka is on the last months of his Hibs deal. (photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Kilmarnock- Stephen O’Donnell

O’Donnell has made himself a regular in Steve Clarke’s Scotland squad. That’s enough to explain how good overall the full-back has been for Killie since his arrival in 2017.

He’ll not be short of new suitors but Killie will surely want to keep him in Ayrshire.

Livingston- Steven Lawless

There’s so much choice at Livingston. Lawless, Rickie Lamie, Alan Lithgow, Craig Sibbald and Scott Pittman are just some of the crucial names Gary Holt has to negotiate new deals with.

Lawless has made many great memories in Livingston. (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

If one is to come first though, it may well be Lawless. He has six goals and four assists this term and his form will likely catch the eye of clubs needing a new winger.

Motherwell- Chris Long

There were good arguments to be made for Mark Gillespie and Trevor Carson prior to the latter goalkeeper signing a new deal recently. Now one good stopper is signed up, Robinson may focus his priorities in other departments.

Long should be up next. He’s well suited to Robinson’s style at Fir Park and is beginning to chip in on the goal front.

Play the Long game. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Ross County- Tom Grivosti

Grivosti is a promising talent in Dingwall and there’s already been some reported interest from down south. Getting him on a new deal at County should be a key task for the club.

Not only will he provide the goods on the pitch, The Staggies could make some good money on him if they get the defender under contract.

St Johnstone- Drey Wright

With Matty Kennedy looking likely to leave McDiarmid Park, Tommy Wright will look to stop other players currently on the Perth books from leaving. Winger Wright should be top of his list now.

He could head back south or elsewhere. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

He’s an explosive winger and only needs to add goals and assists to his game to take him to the next level.

St Mirren- Vaclav Hladky

Big suitors will be wanting to sign the Buddies keeper, and however unlikely, this is one player Jim Goodwin should try and move mountains to sign.

He’s so important to them and whilst an exit will eventually beckon, St Mirren should be offering all they can to tempt the goalkeeper to stay.

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