Irvine, who joined Hull from Burton Albion in 2017, has made more than 60 appearances for the club.

Tigers supporters have taken the Aussie into their hearts as they sing a special version of Neil Diamond’s 1969 hit Sweet Caroline in tribute to him, with the lyrics changed to “Jackson Irvine… long hair never looked so good”.

"I love it," he admitted to the club website.

"It flows perfectly, doesn’t it? The first time I remember hearing it was away at Blackburn last season. I think the reason it’s caught on is because it’s such a catchy tune! The song’s great – even the rest of the lads sing it!

"Full marks to whoever came up with it – it’s very, very clever! It has been awesome to hear it at the KCOM Stadium and at grounds up and down the country. It’s the type of thing that you dream of when you’re a kid – to hear your name ringing out from the stands.

"It’s hard to put into words what it all means to you. It’s an amazing feeling when you become that kind of cult figure with the fans. When the song picks up, it’s amazing to hear it in full flow.

"Hearing it at Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup last season was one of the highlights for me – to hear your name ring out in a stadium like that is truly amazing. It gives you goosebumps.

"Away at Brentford on the final day of the season was special as well – especially so considering I wasn’t even playing in the game! Those are moments that will stay with me for a long, long time.

"If you hear your name being chanted by the fans then you must be doing something right or you’re quite liked, so it’s nice and it spurs me on to try and repay their faith in me and try my hardest for the Club. Hopefully, I can give them a reason to keep singing it in the years to come."