Eight goals from midfield is a decent contribution from a player capable of turning a game with a moment of incision.
"I was nowhere near the level I know I can be in the first half of the season. I was doing it with Scotland but a lot of speculation came along. I was flattered but that's testament to how hard I've worked.
"I believe I can score goals against the teams at the top of the league and I've done that in the second half of the season. I'm now joint-top scorer with Gary Hooper.
"It's been a very hard season. We should have picked up more points but the league doesn't lie. It's going to take blood, sweat and tears to get any points against Chelsea and Arsenal but we'll give it our best shot."