Callum Hendry is set to return to St Johnstone this summer.
The Perth striker was allowed to join Aberdeen on loan at the end of the January transfer window – and has made 14 appearances for the Reds, scoring four goals.
Saints manager Callum Davidson said the decision to sanction Hendry’s Pittodrie move was a show of faith in the ability of Chris Kane – who has penned a new two-year deal at McDiarmid Park.
But with no inquiries as yet from new Dons boss Stephen Glass, it looks like Hendry, who has a year left to run on his contract, will be returning to Perth in the summer to fight for his place.
“There has been no contact from Aberdeen at all. I let Callum go to get games,” said Davidson.
“We got a small fee from Aberdeen. They were looking for strikers.
“Now he is actually starting games, which is great for me.
“I get on well with Callum and the family, and I always said to him: ‘The door’s never shut here’.
“With me playing a slightly different formation now, there are more opportunities for him to play at St Johnstone.”
Hendry was also reportedly on Saints’ Scottish Cup final opponents Hibs’ radar in January.