IAN Holloway says midfielder Jimmy Abdou has been a "shining light" for his Millwall side in recent weeks, despite their dire form.
Abdou has been one of the first names on Holloway's team sheet since the turn of the year.
The 29-year-old was praised for giving a committed performance during the 4-0 defeat to Bradford in the FA Cup last week – unlike the majority of his teammates.
Abdou's return to favour has prompted speculation he could be offered a new contract.
"I've been very impressed with Jimmy all along," said Holloway.
"He accepts every decision I make, he cares about the team and he does his work. I was very impressed with him against Bradford when almost everyone else fell to bits.
"He is a shining light in amongst the gloom."