Sky Sports runs the rule over Scott Parker after he was elected Footballer of the Year by the Football Writers' Association.
Last Updated: 22/04/11 8:57am
Scott Parker has been in sensational form for West Ham this season and if they do escape the drop, then it will be in no small part down to him.
The midfield general is rightly now considered one of the best in his position in England and his form this season saw him earn a recall and a starting place for his country in their last Euro 2012 qualifier.
Despite West Ham's plight in recent times, Parker signed a new long-term contract at the start of the season and he has sweated blood in almost every appearance since.
His attitude to the cause could be be summed up by his performance at West Bromwich Albion on February 12th.
With The Hammers 3-0 down at half-time and staring defeat in the eyes, Parker took the team talk.
Some of his team-mates stated afterwards that they were almost in tears following Parker's words.
They came out in the second half and earned a 3-3 draw, and everyone connected with West Ham sang Parker's praises.
He earned the Premier League Player of the Month for February, but his performances have not dropped.
His goal in the 3-1 win over Liverpool also showed he has absolute quality, together with the resolute and combative attitude any midfielder needs.
As if his commitment to the West Ham cause could be questioned anyway, on the eve of their game with Tottenham in March - his father passed away, but still Parker came out the next day and helped his side to a 0-0 draw.