MARTYN Woolford has been praised for his bravery in possession.
Millwall's top scorer took his tally for the season to seven with the equaliser against Bolton last weekend – his second goal in three games.
And manager Ian Holloway has hailed the versatile midfielder for embracing his possession-based style of play.
"Woolford is a great lad," the Lions boss said. "He's enjoying his life and scoring goals. He's in a fantastic run of form and I'm still finding out where his best position is.
"I love his finishing and the way he strikes the ball. He looks like he's got goals in him and he's learning to understand two or three different roles, which helps coordinate the team.
"Against Reading, he was our best player because he constantly wanted the ball. If the ball doesn't come to him, he goes and gets it. He's brave.
"You have to be brave, you really do, particularly when you don't quite yet understand the overall structure, the style of play and where the spaces are going to be.
"The more you do something, the more you understand where the space is. That's why the likes of Everton are passing the ball now.
"If you watched Barcelona on Tuesday, they understand where other people are going to be, all of the time. My boys are doing it from fresh and it's tough for them."
Speaking immediately after Woolford scored his latest goal, Holloway revealed that the 28-year-old has expressed a desire to play as a striker.
He said: "Woolford was our top scorer when I came in, and when we went to Portugal he said to me, 'I'm your top scorer, why aren't you playing me?'
"I told him he hadn't scored for me yet! Now he's my top scorer and I'm delighted for him.
"The great thing is, he thinks he can go up front as well, and he's still scoring from midfield.
"When I get my two widemen scoring, my centre forwards scoring and my midfield three scoring, I'll be more than happy.
"At the moment we are creating some chances, which is nice, and we are doing it at a time when it's bobbly and windy. You've got to be brave, stick to your guns and keep going."