Josh Moreman is aiming for a double celebration at the end of this season after staying loyal to Spalding United.
The 16-goal top scorer will remain at the Tulips despite transfer talks with King’s Lynn Town last week.
The Linnets revealed they could not match Moreman’s current wages – giving a huge boost to Spalding’s play-off dreams.
Assistant-manager Danny Hussey said: “It’s a big bonus that Josh turned down a move to King’s Lynn and decided to stay with us.
“It’s great news that he has shown some loyalty after our previous departures which came for various reasons.
“Josh likes his relationship with the management and squad.
“He feels like he can trust us and his team-mates are good mates out of football as well as playing together on the pitch.
“We will keep fighting for a play-off position and I know Josh wants to finish as the leading goalscorer in the division.
“We have set objectives for Josh to achieve with us.”
Spalding dropped to fifth spot in midweek as Lincoln United moved above them in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League First Division South.
Goals from former Tulips players Jack McGovern and Mitch Griffiths earned a 2-0 win for the Whites away to Shaw Lane Aquaforce.
Spalding will be back in action on Saturday at home to Sheffield who rescued a point with two late goals in August after Moreman and Charley Sanders put the Tulips 2-0 up.
Hussey added: “We should have beaten them at the start of the season when the side was not as strong as it is now.
“We are playing with more confidence and freedom. If we put in a good shift then there is no reason why we can’t get three points.
“We have a full-strength squad and hopefully the pitch will be in a better condition.
“We are still looking to bring in a striker but that needs to be done at the right price with someone who can fit nicely in the squad.”