Republic of Ireland international Jonny Hayes has been shortlisted for this season's PFA Scotland player of the year of the year but the odds are stacked against him.
The Aberdeen winger would be the first man from his club to win it since Jim Brett in 1990, if he were to claim the prize.
"It's nice to get a bit of recognition from fellow pros", Hayes told Aberdeen FC's Red TV today.
"It's going to be a tough ask to win try win an award with so many Celtic players from a team that have done really well this year but yea obviously it was a bit of a surprise when I got told and it's going to be something I take a bit of pride in."
He is up against three men from the champions; striker Moussa Dembele and midfielder pair Stuart Armstrong and Scott Sinclar, who won his club's players' player of the year award and the club's overall player of the year award at the weekend.
Dubliner Hayes has netted 7 times and provided 17 assists in 29 appearances with the Dons this season, helping his side into second place in the Scottish Premiership.
Players from Celtic have won the award for the last three seasons while they have only failed to win it twice in the last thirteen years.