Blackpool's Charlie Adam is honoured to have been recognised by his fellow professionals - but is focused on the task in hand.
The former Rangers schemer has earned a PFA player of the year nomination for his efforts this season but he is determined to make sure the Tangerines avoid relegation.
He told the club website: "It's easy to handle the praise because I've got good people behind me, my family and friends.
"It's nice that people like that talk about you in a nice way. But you can't take it too much because it passes by and it's gone. You take it as a compliment, move on and try and prove to them that what they said is right.
"I'm extremely honoured thay my fellow professionals have nominated me for the award. I wouldn't be in the running without my team-mates beside me so I have to thank them as well.
"It's been a difficult campaign but it's one that we've enjoyed and we're looking forward to the next games. Hopefully we can get the right results to keep us in the league.
"As long as we stay in the Premier League, that's the aim. It'll be a successful season for us to finish in the Premier League for next season."