RICARDO Fuller's battling qualities have been praised by Millwall defender Danny Shittu.
Shittu believes that Fuller's nous and experience have been a big help to the Lions so far this season.
The Jamaican has chipped in with three goals and two assists in his 14 appearances since joining the club in the summer.
Fuller was given a standing ovation when he was substituted against Cardiff at the weekend after another impressive performance up front.
And Shittu, who scored the winner, praised the 34-year-old's contribution after the game.
He said: "It means so much to have someone like him in the team – when you know the ball goes forward and it's going to stick.
"Sometimes people are knocking him but he holds the ball and lays it off.
"I've always hated playing against Fuller – he's one of the people in the Championship I always feared playing against because even though he's tall he's got good feet.
"To know you can put the ball forward and it sticks there is amazing.
"To have that experience at the front means a lot because it picks them up, picks up the midfielders and it's really good for the team."