STEVE Lomas has claimed Jimmy Abdou is a better player than he is given credit for after his return to Millwall's midfield coincided with back-to-back victories.
The Frenchman was recalled to the side prior to the midweek win over Blackpool and he put in another impressive performance as the Lions beat Charlton 1-0 at The Valley on Saturday.
Abdou had been dropped after Millwall's defeat to Yeovil Town on the opening day of the season, but Lomas insists he has never doubted the 29-year-old's quality.
Lomas said: "He is a better player than he is given him credit for and he can pass the ball. I keep hearing people say he can't pass the ball.
"I watch him in training every day and he can pass the ball. He is a fantastic athlete and fully committed so it has never been about not appreciating him. He has bided his time and got in the team. If you win and you play well then you'll stay in the team, it's that simple."