He said: "The guy is going out there looking like it's life and death almost. He has that attitude.
"Habib Beye has got tremendous athleticism. He is a good man around the dressing room, and I think you can tell the fans are really taking to him because they can see that commitment.
"There are a lot of things that get the crowd going here: one is exciting football, like the third goal against Reading on Saturday.
"The other is a good tackle, and Habib Beye can certainly do that."