Norwich City manager Neil Adams has insisted that both Andrew Surman and Wes Hoolahan are a part of his plans for next season.
Midfielder Surman spent last season on loan with Bournemouth and had been tipped to return to the South Coast on a permanent basis, while Republic of Ireland international Hoolahan has been strongly linked with a switch to Aston Villa.
However, Adams has revealed that he has told the pair just how important they are to his squad.
"Everyone will be aware [Surman] was away on loan last season and probably he came back wondering did he think he had a future here? Well, he certainly knows now and also, how I have used him in this pre-season, just shows what I think about him," Adams told the Eastern Daily Press.
"He makes us tick and I thought he got us going on the front foot and I have been delighted with his attitude and application. I've said the same about Wes Hoolahan. I've sat him down two or three times and told him how important I think he can be for us."
Norwich begin their Championship campaign this coming Sunday with a trip to Surman's former club Wolverhampton Wanderers.