Romaine Sawyers paid tribute to Brentford head coach Dean Smith, believing the boss brings out the best in him.
The pair worked together at Walsall and, for Sawyers, teaming up with Smith again at Griffin Park was one of the big reasons why he traded the Midlands for west London.
The Saint Kitts and Nevis international had a difficult time at the start of the season, as he was heckled by supporters unhappy with his performances, but he changed the minds of a majority of them by the season's end.
And the midfielder paid tribute to the Bees head coach for putting his faith in him, even during the difficult moments.
Sawyers said: “This is the fourth season (we've worked together) and I think he brings the best out of me. From a personal point of view, we've got a good relationship on and off the pitch.
“Earlier in the season, I wasn't having the best of times and having someone that knows you and works with you and trusts you to be around you and be supportive gives you a bit extra as someone who doesn't know you as well as he does does.”