Newcastle United boss Kevin Keegan has revealed new contract talks with three of his players will soon be considered.
"We are safe, I think, but we're not mathematically safe yet," said a manager who has finalised his pre-season plans but is yet to tell his squad.
"When we are, we'll talk about Stephen Carr and Peter Ramage, there's also James Troisi (out of contract in the summer). We're aware of that but, with the greatest respect to those players, they're not the priority when we're fighting for survival. They'll come up over the next week or two. We're doing everything stage by stage."