Boston Town will be forced to play the waiting game as they bid to bring Jason Field back to Tattershall Road.
The left back - released by Boston United at the end of the season - returned to the Poachers’ line-up for Thursday’s 2-1 defeat to Wellingborough.
But after scoring Town’s goal, a 25-yard strike, he was adamant he will take time to consider his future.
“I’m keeping my options open,” Field said at full time.
However, the defender - who had a successful spell with Town in the UCL Premier earlier this campaign - remains very much a target for the blue side of Boston.
Joint boss Ian Dunn said: “He added something to us again. He’s strong, powerful and loves to get forward.
“He looks confident when he plays for us and he’s the sort of player you want at the club.
“United haven’t played him a lot this season, but let’s hope their loss is our gain and we can presuade him to stay.”
Thursday’ defeat was the Poachers’ final match of the season.
Again, failure to convert chances cost them as Chris Davies netted twice for the Doughboys.
However, Town finished the campaign - Dunn and Matt Hocking’s first in charge - by reaching their pre-season objective of a top 10 finish.
“Top 10 is good considering we’ve used 35 players this season,” Dunn added.
“It’s been difficult with the ins and outs we’ve had and 10th isn’t bad.
“Tenth is good but we can do a lot better with the resources we’ve got. If we pick up four or five new signings we can push on.”