Kevin McDonald admitted it was a gratifying moment bringing up a century of appearances for Fulham Football Club this week.
The 29-year-old made it triple figures in the famous white shirt when he led the side out at Millwall on Tuesday, some achievement considering he only signed for the Club a little over two years ago.
“It was nice, a good moment for me,” he told fulhamfc.com. “To play 100 games for a club like this is fantastic. It’s a proud achievement for myself and my family.
“I’ve really enjoyed my time here, it’s been fantastic. There’s been some great memories and I’m sure there’ll be plenty more along the way.
“I can’t emphasise enough how much of a great time I’ve had so far, both on and off the pitch. There have been a couple of downs but plenty of highs, and obviously last season’s Play-Off Final win tops it off and to be playing in the Premier League now is a great achievement.
“And off the pitch I’ve met some great guys in the squad, some that have moved on and some that are still here now.
“It’s been really good, I’ve really enjoyed it, that’s the main thing and I’m looking forward to that continuing.”
There is little time for celebration, though, with another huge match on the horizon as we travel to Merseyside this weekend.
Everton currently sit one point above the Whites in the standings, and McDonald knows a stern test awaits as both teams target a second league win of the campaign.
“I saw them against Arsenal and they looked good,” he admitted. “They looked quick, they looked strong, and I thought it was a harsh result on them to be honest with you.
“But that’s the Premier League for you, teams get a chance and they take it. We learnt that on the opening day against Palace, and that’s the way Arsenal were against them at the weekend.
“I’m sure they’ll be frustrated with where they are, and we know going into it that it’s going to be a tough game, so we’ve got to be ready for it and hopefully we can go there and get the job done.”
Both sides have plenty of attacking prowess in the ranks, but Macca knows Fulham will need to cut out the early errors from our previous two outings if we’re to come away with a favourable result.
“It will be an entertaining game, that’s for sure,” he said. “Our matches have all been entertaining so far, for the wrong reasons for us sometimes, so it will be a good game.
“We’ve got to start positive, we can’t afford to let in goals straight away as that obviously sets us on the back foot, which you can’t get away with in the Championship, let alone the Premier League, so we’ve got to start well.
“That’s something we’ve been working on so we’ll go there and try and start strongly, put our authority on the game, and hopefully we can do enough to get three points.”