JIMMY Abdou has tipped youngster Sid Nelson for big things at The Den.
Centre back Nelson scooped the man of the match award after his impressive Lions debut against Bournemouth.
And Abdou, who knows what it takes to be a success in SE16, praised the 18-year-old's first appearance for the senior side.
"Sid did well, especially with the atmosphere at the mintue and the run of games we ghave been on," Abdou said. "He did well coming in and had a good game.
"He has shown on the training ground that he's a good lad. He's a Millwall type and showed good character. I think he's going to do well here."
Nelson's performance was one of few positives from Millwall's 2-0 defeat to the Cherries.
"It's hard to take," Abdou added afterwards. "We started well and were doing positive things because we had to come back after our last result. It's disappointing to lose.
"We conceded a lot of goals at Norwich but we're professionals and we tried to do our best on Sunday.
"I think we showed some character and the manager was happy with our performance but sometimes decisions don't help."
The game turned in the 32nd minute when Lee Martin's foul on Charlie Daniels was ruled to have been inside the penalty area.
"I was near to it and it looked outside," added Abdou. "They scored first the first goal when we were doing well. We tried our hardest to get back in the game.
"Bournemouth are a good team but if we'd scored first that would have changed the game."
Abdou was named in Ian Holloway's starting XI for the first time since October.
"I've been training and ready for when the gaffer called on me," said the popular midfielder. "The gaffer picked me on Sunday and I was happy about that.
"I'll give my best, as I've always done in the last few years. I'm happy to come back into the team and hopefully I'm going to get more games."