Former Burton Albion midfielder Jackson Irvine has been nominated for the Australian player of the year award by the Professional Footballers of Australia (PFA) organisation.
The Hull City midfielder - who completed a club record move from the Pirelli Stadium to the Tigers last month after a sensational season with the Brewers - has been recognised by his peers for his achievements over the past year.
His nomination comes at the end of a whirlwind 13 months for Irvine, who only joined Burton last July from Ross County and is now bidding to reach the Premier League with Hull.
Irvine netted 10 goals from midfield on the way to survival in Albion's Championship season, and swept the board at the clubs' awards night, taking home the players' player and player of the year awards.
He also made his first start for his national side during his time at Burton, and notched his first goal in March's 2-0 World Cup qualifying victory over the United Arab Emirates - earning himself a call-up to the Confederations Cup squad.
Irvine made his Hull debut in Friday night's 5-0 thrashing by Derby County, coming on as a 70th minute substitute and impressed the travelling Tigers faithful with his willingness to grab the game by the scuff of the neck.
He was an unused substitute in Hull's 2-1 defeat to Fulham at Craven Cottage on Wednesday night.
The 24-year-old faces stiff competition for the award, with fellow Socceroos Aaron Mooy, Celtic’s Tom Rogic, Milos Ninkovic of Sydney and Genk goalkeeper Danny Vukovic all in contention.
The winner will be selected by the PFA Awards Committee, a group made of former Australian internationals and leading figures in the football media, and the winners will be announced at the Merewether Surfhouse in Newcastle on Sunday September 17.