Samways, who played for Tottenham and Everton, told AS: “They've really noticed his absence - he was an important cog in the team but some people didn't value the work he did for the team. He played a fundamental role in making the rest of the team run.
"He made it easy for the others and in the end, that's what helped Las Palmas to carry off that attractive style of football they have. They don't really have that kind of player anymore although there's no doubt they've got the quality.
"The biggest problem Las Palmas have is that they are conceding too many goals and when that's the case, it's very difficult to win your matches. When you know that you aren't going to win a game, you have to make sure that at least you don't lose because gaining one point is better than none at all."