Life has rarely been much better for Jonny Hayes.
The Dons winger’s sparkling form for Aberdeen has helped earn him his first caps for the Republic of Ireland.
The 28-year-old could even end up playing for his country in this summer’s European Championship finals over in France.
A string of match-winning displays for the Reds must surely also have Hayes in contention to pick up a clutch of player-of-the-season awards at the end of this campaign.
When asked if he’s having the best spell of his professional career, Hayes smiled broadly, then said: “I would be even happier if we were a little bit closer to Celtic in the league than we are at the moment.
“It’s obviously a very enjoyable spell, though.
“The team is doing well, we have only lost two league games in 19.
“Being called into the Ireland squad had me on a bit of a high as well.
“I’m really enjoying my football at the moment.”
Hayes admitted the joyful spell has deepened his affection for the Dons and playing for the Pittodrie club.
“The longer you are at a club the more attached to it you become,” he said.
“I’ve been here nearly four years now.
“The more I’ve learned about Aberdeen the more it makes me want to do well and make the fans of the club proud.
“I’ve always enjoyed it, from the day I walked into Pittodrie.”