Republic of Ireland footballer James McClean has revealed he has received an autism diagnosis.
He shared the news in a post on Instagram, where he said he has very similar traits to his daughter Willow Ivy, who was diagnosed with autism four years ago.
The winger says he was assessed to make sure Willow knows there's no reason it should ever hold her back from reaching her goals.
"As you all know, my daughter Willow-Ivy is autistic," he wrote on Instagram.
"The last four years have been life changing in the most amazing way but also very difficult at times as her daddy watching her overcome so many obstacles in her life and learning how to manage the challenges she faces on a daily basis.
"The more Erin and I learned about autism the more we began to recognise I was very similar to Willow in more ways than we thought.
"I see so many small traits in her that I see in myself. So I decided to go and get an ASD assessment.
"It’s been a bit of a journey and now having a diagnosis I feel it’s time to share it, for the week that’s in it.
"I have debated for a while going public in sharing this as I’ve done this for Willow-Ivy, to let her know that I understand and that being autistic won't and should never hold her back from reaching her goals and dreams.