Caltex Socceroo midfielder Jackson Irvine has continued his breakout season for Ross County in Scotland, winning the SPL’s player of the month award for March.
Just a month after the club famously won the Scottish League Cup final against Hibernian, Irvine has been recognised as the best player in the competition over the past month.
"It's obviously really nice to win individual plaudits and coming with the month we had winning the Cup final, it's been amazing," Irvine told BBC Scotland (www.bbc.com/scotland).
"It's pretty special the turnaround we've had in the last year from fighting relegation to lifting trophies and winning awards.
"I've come such a long way and I've got everyone at the club to thank. Individual awards only come as a result of you playing in a team and my team mates have been spectacular this season."
The 23-year-old featured in all three league games for County in March and also took out man-of-the-match honours in the 2-1 League Cup final win.
Irvine started his career in Scotland at Celtic but joined County on loan in 2014.
After impressing during his short stint with the club, he signed a two-year deal with the Highlanders last year.
"This club's been pretty fantastic for me," the Socceroo added.
"Playing games at this age is so important and the manager's stuck with me and has always had faith in me, playing me in my natural position as well. It's been a really big step for my development."
Ross County is currently eighth in the SPL, just one point off a coveted top six spot heading into this weekend’s final round clash against Partick Thistle.
"Unfortunately it's out of our hands now in terms of finishing in the top six," he said.
"All we can do is go out on Saturday and get the best result we can against Partick Thistle and hope that results go our way.
"It's frustrating, sitting in fourth or fifth for the majority of the season. That's football.
"The league's been so tight throughout this whole season. Hopefully a win on Saturday will be enough."
'He’s got something that a lot of youngsters don’t have': Arnold on Arzani
Celtic is the ideal destination for Daniel Arzani to continue his development, says Caltex Socceroos boss Graham Arnold. The 19-year-old sealed his two-year loan move from Manchester City to the Scottish champions last Friday. It's a huge step for the Iranian-born attacker,
Aussies Abroad: Irvine's brilliant brace for Hull City
Jackson Irvine had only scored two goals in 40 appearances for Hull City before this mornings 3-2 win over Rotherham United. But the Caltex Socceroos’ midfielder blew that record out of the water with a brilliant double in 47 minutes as he inspired the Tigers to their first wi
New dawn, new goal-scoring style says Arnold
Australia coach Graham Arnold has declared his Caltex Socceroos side will look to develop a new style in order to score more goals ahead of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup. It’s something of a new dawn for international football in Australia, with the FIFA World Cup™ in the rear-view m
Caltex Socceroos to face Korea Republic in Brisbane in November
Football Federation Australia (FFA), the Queensland Government and Brisbane City Council today announced that the Caltex Socceroos will host Korea Republic in an international friendly match at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on Saturday, 17 November 2018. FFA CEO David Gallop was