Melker Hallberg finished the season strongly.
But St Johnstone manager Callum Davidson knows his performances will only improve further.
Hallberg’s craft and quality on the ball often shone through and his fitness is expected to receive a big pre-season boost.
Davidson said: “Getting a full pre-season will be great for Melker because there’s so much improvement still to come from him.
“He was one of our key signings last season, he made a huge impact when he arrived.
“Melker drove the team forward a lot.
“He can get fitter because he’d been out for a long time, but his stats last year still showed he put so much into the games for us.
“He’s a player I really like, he brings real quality and I think playing him further forward brings the best out in him.
“In the past he’s played primarily as a sitting midfielder but I don’t think that’s his best position.
“I like him getting forward, driving us up the pitch and hopefully we can get goals from him this season.”