"He's really brought me on here, as a character around the club, and I would like to thank him for that.
"He's got great banter and he doesn't just lift me up, he lifts everyone up around the club, even the coaching staff, when we are having a bad day.
"You saw that on the pitch. Like any other player, he just does not like losing, he does not like going a goal down.
"He likes to be a leader on the pitch and he was magnificent."