LEE Martin has sung the praises of Millwall defender Scott Malone.
The Lions have gone six games unbeaten since Martin and Malone returned to the side, with the duo forming a productive partnership down the left flank.
And they have both been amongst the goals as Ian Holloway's side scrap for survival.
Martin said: "Scotty is brilliant to play with and I think he has got a really bright future in the game. He's got ridiculous amounts of energy, he's creative and he loves getting forward.
"He seems like a natural winger really – but I have enjoyed playing with him because of the security he gives me.
"Against Middlesbrough, Albert Adomah tried to run past him and Scotty got the better of him, which is no mean feat.
"To have that sort of player, who can defend and get out of tight situations with his pace but can also give me the ball and run beyond me is brilliant.
"Last season I played in front of Aaron Cresswell at Ipswich and he is a quality left back but Malone is just as good.
"I think he's top quality and he's had a great season. He'll only get better."
Martin insists there will be no hangover from Millwall's frustrating 0-0 draw with ten-man Doncaster when the Lions travel to QPR this weekend.
He said: "We sat down after the game and there was a lot of disappointment in the dressing room, but we've got to look at the positives in terms of how far we've come.
"We're dominating teams, we're keeping the ball and we're creating chances. Considering we only had a day's rest before the Doncaster game I thought we played some good stuff.
"We'll look at the positives rather than the negatives – that's the mentality of the manager.
"Before, under the previous regime, that grey cloud may have hung over us but not with our gaffer – he's straight onto the next game and feeling positive.
"We'll have a meeting on Thursday and go into a big game on Saturday."