BRIAN Pritchard is staying with Witton Albion.
The skipper has declared he is not interested in an approach from rivals Leek Town.
Manager Gary Finley said: 'He wants to stay and that's a big relief.
'It is a big thing in non-league to enjoy where you are playing and Pritch is loving his football right now. So why would he want to change that?
'It's great news for me because it is hard to replace a player of his quality.'
Pritchard, who is due a second testimonial after 10 years with the club, will lead Witton against Spennymoor United at home on Sunday - the third game in three days at Wincham Park, following Friday's schoolboy international and the Vics-Woking game.
'We owe them. The worst performance since I arrived was against them,' said Finley recalling a 2-1 defeat in January.
Victory would put Witton in the President's Cup final, but better news may await Finley at the weekend if leading scorer Mike Moseley copies Pritchard and decides to stay.
Witton have put their new offer in writing and will talk to him further on Sunday. His contract expires at the end of the season when he would become a free agent.
As the season runs out Moseley's value on the transfer market decreases and the amount he could command in personal terms elsewhere in the summer increases.
Finley may have found Moseley the perfect partner in Lee Spike who scored twice on his full debut against Radcliffe. Witton opted for two wingers - John Stannard and Ryan Baker - and are likely to keep the same line-up on Sunday.
'It came together for us against Radcliffe and we got the breaks every team needs and took our chances. Those things made the difference because we have played as well in previous games,' added Finley.
Witton have had an informal approach about ground-sharing from a supporters' trust of Runcorn FC Halton, whose future at Halton Stadium, Widnes, is in doubt.