Linfield's man-of-the-moment Ross Gaynor is enjoying every minute of playing for the Blues after his January transfer from Cork City.

Gaynor feels he has settled in with ease to life at Windsor Park and has praised the professionalism of the club since moving from full-time football in the League of Ireland where he has spent most of his playing career.

"I've settled in so quickly. The lads here are fantastic and very welcoming. I knew Guy Bates from my season at Drogheda so we share the lifts and it's perfect", said Gaynor.

"Since I left Dundalk I went to Sligo and Cork which were both so professional in every way and Linfield as a club is very similar."

The left-sided player has contributed an impressive three assists and five goals in his last 10 appearances for Linfield as they chase the league and Irish Cup - a scenario which seemed unlikely when Gaynor moved in January - but with his experience he knows this stage of the season requires maximum focus and allows no margin for error.

"We know as a team that we can't slip up. Every game is so important now and we've worked so hard to get back in contention and we're focused."

Gaynor has already built up a good reputation amongst Linfield fans, who some have nicknamed the 28 year-old "Big Gloria", after singer Gloria Gaynor.

"The fans are mad. The noise they generate is fantastic and I love the messages I get off them. I'll always remember the fans in the cup match at Solitude.. amazing!"