Brendan Galloway has expressed his gratitude to Everton's supporters on the club's official website.
The youngster, who has played a starring role for the Toffees this season, has endeared himself to the Goodison Park faithful with his all-action performances.
And, as a result of his consistent displays, his name has started to be chanted from the stands - something which the 19-year-old says means a great deal to him.
“It’s really special when you get recognised by the fans,” he said. “It gives you a lot of confidence and I’m really appreciative of their support.
“I noticed [the chant] a little bit when I was on the pitch against West Brom, but afterwards my family, who were at the game, had it recorded and they showed me properly.
“I’ve had great messages from the fans on social media, too. It really means a lot to get that recognition from people who have been coming to watch the games for many years.”
Galloway has been handed a tough task of covering for the injured Leighton Baines, but he has dealt with the challenge with aplomb.
The powerful full-back appears to have a very bright future ahead of him, and he was recently named in the England under-21 squad, as recognition of his fine form.
Galloway looks set to play in the Merseyside derby against Liverpool at the weekend, and the youngster says that is is brilliant feeling to have a chance of being involved.
“I don’t think there is any bigger match in the English game than a Merseyside derby," he added. "It will be my first, but I take each game with the same mentality. We’re focused, we’re on an unbeaten run and we want to continue that.
“Even watching when I was younger, the Merseyside derby was the one with tackles flying everywhere and you could see the pure passion on both sides. To be playing with some of those players now is an amazing feeling.”
If Everton beat Liverpool on Sunday, they could move into the top-four of the Premier League table, after making an excellent start to the campaign.