Boss Jim McInally says Russell McLean will get even better after he signed a one-year deal to stay with Peterhead next season.
The 19-year-old striker hit 17 goals this term in his first season of SPFL football.
Despite interest from League One sides Dumbarton and Montrose, McLean has decided to stay with the Blue Toon.
McInally believes if McLean keeps developing he can make it at a full-time club in the future.
The Balmoor gaffer said: “There’s still loads to come from him.
“He’s still got a lot to do in terms of learning how to hold the ball up and link play and there are a couple of other areas he can work on.
“But he’s 19 just now, and with his size and pace then he certainly will go back to full-time football in the future if he keeps developing.
“In the early part of the season he had to win a lot of people over and he did that. He’s got good strength of character about him.
“He’s comfortable at the club and he’s won the supporters round. “He’s a sensible boy, he’s already been full-time (with Hearts) and I think he realises that if he ever gets that opportunity again it will be when he is ready to play regularly at a full-time club.
“He wants to play every week, other teams have been keen to sign him, but he has loyalty.”
It is also understood that Peterhead are keen to sign Ayr United left-back Paddy Boyle, who is set to leave the Honest Men.