Do you think he's counting down the days?
Paul Huntington will report for his 10th pre-season at Preston North End this summer and you wouldn't bet against his training kit being packed already.
The love affair between the Lancashire club and Hunts has another 12 months to go, with him having signed on the dotted line back in December.
It was the perfect late Christmas present for the centre-back, as he went on to make it 300 not out for the Lilywhites in 2020/21.
Huntington, who turns 34 in September, made 24 appearances last season and stepped out of the cold to take centre-stage over the festive period and the couple of months that followed.
He did not play from March 13 onward though, once Liam Lindsay returned from injury.
With the Scot now signed on a permanent basis for two-years, and further defensive additions in the pipeline, it leaves you wondering what this means for one of the old-guard in Hunts.
The guy who lives and breathes PNE, who was there for Westley, at Wembley and beyond, and who said it was a dream of his to have a '300' North End shirt with his name on.
He is a character adored by the fans, but a player who may only truly be appreciated when he is no longer around.
Hunts loves to prove people wrong, embrace challenge and defy the odds when they look stacked against him.
His biggest test yet will come next season, if he is to see out his contract at the club - as you would fully expect him to want to do.
Does he have any interest in playing for a different team? Probably not. Hunts has watched Tom Clarke go to Salford City and be released 12 months down the line. He knows what he's found at PNE and who can blame him for cherishing it?
But it does not take a genius to look at North End's squad and question how much of a look in Huntington will get next season.
Along with Lindsay, Jordan Storey and Patrick Bauer are ahead in the queue on paper while Andrew Hughes was preferred in Frankie McAvoy's back three last season.
Sepp van den Berg's seemingly imminent return would see him thrust into the first team fold and provide another option in the heart of defence too.
As mentioned earlier, perhaps this is where Hunts comes into his own and the stars, at some point in the season again, will align for him to step across the white line.
Until that day comes for the two to go their separate ways, his pride at pulling on the PNE shirt will remain and you can guarantee he will treat every time of doing so like it's his last.