IAN Holloway has been pleased with Ryan Fredericks' recent progress – and says the loan defender sometimes looks like he was born to play for Millwall.
Fredericks has made 12 appearances for the Lions since joining from Tottenham on loan in January, and made back-to-back starts last week after being dropped against Leeds.
And Holloway has been particularly impressed with the 21-year-old's committed tackling, which was on display against Blackburn Rovers last weekend.
Holloway said: "It's a tough old job for him, isn't it? He wanted to come here, he scored on his debut to get us a win and everything was hunky dory then.
"He's learning what to do and how to do it, and sometimes he looks like he was born to be a Millwall player.
"Some of his tackles are completely…talk about committed! He's gone into someone on the halfway line on Saturday and I loved to see that.
"It was fair, it was right and he played the ball. It is a big ask for him but hopefully I will get the balance right because we need people to get outside of our full backs.
"If you can't go over the other team, you have got to go round them, if you can't go through them, you've got to go over them – it depends what we need."
Holloway is hoping that Fredericks and fellow right-sided player Carlos Edwards can form an effective partnership together in the final seven games of the season.
"There were some promising things down the right side," he said.
"It didn't look that good when Ryan ran past him and didn't say anything, but after that they looked quite promising.
"The great thing is one can run past the other one and they can fill in together – it's like a double right-back, but both of them can run with it."