Hungarian international Krisztian Vadocz will receive a special surprise when he goes on tour with Perth Glory later this month - his wife.
Vadocz has enjoyed a dream start to his Glory career, with the 30-year-old playing a key role in helping the club turn their season around.
The classy midfielder arrived in Perth early last month as an injury replacement, and he's already been part of four wins.
Glory's form has been so hot that some pundits are rating the club as a championship smokey.
Life in sunny Perth has been good for Vadocz, but a crucial piece of the puzzle has been missing.
"My wife is still in Budapest," Vadocz said.
"It's not easy being apart, but it's part of the business.
"First I have to settle down and make everything perfect.
"Unfortunately we have to wait until the next NZ tour for her to come.
"We play against Wellington (March 20), and then Newcastle (March 26) ... and then after that she can join me, and we will enjoy our time."
Vadocz, who has made 39 appearances for Hungary, shares the same agent as star Glory import Diego Castro.
Perth have already made it clear they want to keep Castro beyond this season, and the club also appear likely to offer Vadocz a new deal given his strong form.
"I have to pass every ball to Castro. So boring," Vadocz said with a laugh when asked about the agent link.
"We played against each other in Spain, but it's better to have him on our team."
Glory's 2-0 win over Newcastle on Monday catapulted them into sixth spot, and they can boost their chances of earning a finals berth with victory over last-placed Central Coast at nib Stadium on Saturday night.
Midfielder Nebojsa Marinkovic is in doubt for the match after his hamstring tightened up against the Jets.