Paul Jewell has revealed Ipswich striker Jason Scotland has waived his right to a pay increase.
The 33-year-old would have received an automatic pay rise if he had made two more appearances this season, but has agreed to do away with the clause.
Town manager Jewell has praised the Trinidadian, but insisted he would not have overlooked Scotland if his inclusion would have benefited the team.
"He did have a clause that could trigger a reasonably big wage increase," Jewell told BBC Radio Suffolk.
"I think he deserves a lot of credit for saying he's waiving it.
"If I thought Jason's inclusion in the squad was vital in a promotion or relegation game I would have played him. But this clears it up for everybody.
"I think Jason has been terrific for us as a squad member this year and I want him here next year."