Inverness midfielder Greg Tansey has never been happier in his playing career and is keen to prolong his second spell with the club beyond the end of his contract next summer.
Tansey returned to Inverness in January, 18 months after leaving to sign for Stevenage Borough.
The 26-year-old is part of a side thriving under manager John Hughes, with the Caley Jags second in the Premiership and aiming to extend their unbeaten home record when Partick Thistle visit today.
Off the field contentment adds just as much to his happiness, with the Englishman keen to make the most of his second chance at the club.
Tansey said: “I really enjoy working here, the passing game suits me down to the ground.
“Everyone has got each other’s back, everyone is pulling in the right direction. I’ve been at other clubs, and sometimes players think it’s all about themselves. There are a few too many individuals and it never works.
“But both the players and the staff here, every person, is going in the right direction.
“I like living in Inverness. It’s a welcome change from living down in London, it takes 10 minutes to get to training rather than an hour. It’s little things like that you can get used to.
“I’m not thinking short-term. I’d like to stay here for a bit longer.”
Tansey first left the club in 2012 after one season under previous manager Terry Butcher, but feels all the wiser having experienced mixed fortunes in his spell with Stevenage.
Tansey added: “I always want to test myself and if a new chance comes up sometimes you fancy it, which at the time I did.
“The first season I enjoyed, but then a new manager came in and it was football for the wrong reasons.
“I would rather be happy – because that’s when I play my best football.
“I felt fortunate as soon as I heard the interest from Caley Thistle.
“It was a risk but it was one I was willing to take. I’ve always got to back myself. I’ve enjoyed it. The manager’s regime really suits me.”