Brisbane defender Jack Hingert says he has to pinch himself at times as he prepares to make his 200th appearance for the Roar when they take on Macarthur FC on Sunday.
Hingert began his Roar career back in 2011 and has gone from a young player trying to make his way in the game to an experienced campaigner that the rest of the squad look up to.
Hingert is proud of his career but he is not finished yet and is keen to help the youngsters in the Roar ranks progress like he did.
"Obviously when I first came I was playing alongside the likes of Matt McKay, Jade North, Shane Stefanutto, Thomas Broich, Besart Berisha, those types of players," he told reporters ahead of the game.
"I've got to kind of pinch myself to think I'm one of those older boys now, it's something that I think helped my career having those types of players around me when I was young.
"I hope that I can do that for some of the young players who are coming through now over the last few years as well."
Meanwhile Hingert will come up against his good friend Tommy Oar who plays for Macarthur and scored stunning goal against Central Coast Mariners on Thursday night.
"Obviously it'll be good to see him and I'll probably match up against him at some point during the game, so I'm looking forward to that," Hingert added. "When you're on the pitch you forget about being mates, so it should be interesting."