Dundee fans have taken to singing to Cammy Kerr “he’s one of our own” and the local-boy-made-good admits it’s music to his ears.
That’s despite him not even realising what was being sung when the chant first went up back in the New Year derby victory over Dundee United.
“When they sang it, I didn’t take it in because it was in the middle of the game and I was concentrating on doing my job for the team.
“But, afterwards, the club put a video up. I clicked on it and when I heard them singing I was overwhelmed.
“As a fan as well it’s brilliant to hear. The fans have been brilliant with me and, hopefully, I can keep them singing that song for a long time.”
When he looks back on the season, the 20-year-old believes it can turn out to be a pivotal moment in his career.
Although he’d seen plenty first-team action during a loan spell at League Two Peterhead, that was his first Premiership involvement in 2015/16.
And, by the turn of the year, he admits doubts about his future at this level were creeping in.
“I think I was worried early in the season because I knew when I’d played before I’d done well but I wasn’t getting opportunities. That concerned me.
“I was thinking if the manager had a question about me in his mind that couldn’t be a good thing.
“I went on loan to Peterhead and I knew when I came back I had to be playing or there would be a doubt about my future.
“Then he put me in for the New Year derby and that was a huge boost to my confidence.
“He hauled me in at the start of the week and just asked if I had it in me to play. I told him straight I definitely did.”
Between then and having his campaign prematurely ended in April by a broken bone in his hand, there was no looking back.
And he credits Paul Hartley for having a lot to do with belief.
“Just the fact he told me he was considering using me so early in the week of a big game was great.
“It told me he thought I could do it and that gave me confidence.
“The manager is brilliant that way, he knows every player is different and treats us the way that’s best for us.
“He’ll take you aside and let you know exactly what you have to do on and off the pitch and that’s a big help.
“I got another few big games after that and the manager said he knew he could trust me to play in them. It was great for me to hear.”
Now he’s very much part of the squad, the versatile defender is determined to make the next step after the summer break.
However, Cammy isn’t getting ahead of himself. He knows next season will bring fresh challenges.
“I feel I’ve now got to come back for the pre-season ready to show I can be starting every week.
“It’s up to me to show that, no one else. And I do feel like I am doing a job for the team when I play but I still know I can learn a lot from the experienced boys and I listen to their advice.
“They’ve been great and always help out. Since Darren O’Dea has joined the club, he’s taken the young boys under his wing and he’s a big help.
“He’s played at Celtic and at the highest level at other places and there is a lot I can learn from him and others.”