Rob Milsom was delighted with his haul at Notts County's end-of-season awards last weekend.
The industrious midfielder took home the fan-voted and player-voted awards for the Player of the Season and the former Rotherham man was pleased to be able to show his true ability after an injury-hit first campaign at Meadow Lane which restricted him to 14 appearances.
"I was chuffed. It was really pleasing to receive both of the awards," he said.
"I struggled in the first year because I had an injury which never really went away which meant I was playing through the knock.
"At the start of this season I wasn't fully fit but I was determined to make an impression and show what I can do because I had not been good enough last season.
"In pre-season I was champing at the bit to play and do the best I could. It was frustrating but it is behind me now. I am just looking to try and kick on from here."
Like most of the Notts squad, Milsom is out of contract upon the conclusion of the 2016-17 campaign and, while talks are yet to begin between himself and the club, the 30-year-old expects any discussions to be smooth due to his strong relationship with manager Kevin Nolan.
"I would like to be a part of a club which I think is going forward next season and this club seems to be going places. The fans have come out in full voice during the last few months and it has been enjoyable to play in front of them.
"But nothing has been said yet," he admitted. "We have one game to go and I am sure talks will begin after that. I expect they will be straightforward and hopefully we can come to an agreement.
"I have really enjoyed it this season working under the gaffer and that relationship is so important to a player.
"He's given me a licence to do what I like to do and I think it's worked well."