Mignolet has developed into a key figure under Oâ€™Neill and his manager does not believe he gets the credit he deserves, arguing he has become every bit as impressive as Manchester Cityâ€™s Joe Hart.
â€śHeâ€™s been fantastic for us, absolutely splendid,â€ť said Oâ€™Neill. â€śThere are parts of his game he wants to improve on, but I tell you he is as brave as a lion. Heâ€™s been as good as anyone in the Premier League this season.
â€śHe made two great saves against West Ham to earn the team a point and two more against Wigan last weekend which were incredible saves.
â€śWe would have gone two down if it wasnâ€™t for Simonâ€™s saves in the first half. He kept us in the game big time and maybe his work has gone a little unnoticed.