Luke McCullough is turning into one of the steals of the season, according to Paul Dickov.
The former Manchester United trainee has been a calm head on young shoulders since replacing skipper Rob Jones in defence last month.
Dickov admits that he took something of a gamble throwing the 19-year-old free transfer in at the deep end - but says the move has paid off.
“Luke’s really coming into his own now,” said Dickov.
“We knew we’d got a bit of a steal when we signed him in the summer.
“We had no qualms about putting him in, although we didn’t know if it might be a little bit too early for him.
“But he’s grown so much in the last four weeks.
“For a young kid he is so composed on the ball - and he’s a tough cookie without it.
“I thought Luke was magnificent against QPR on Saturday and I was pleased with him and Bongani [Khumalo] again on Tuesday night,” added Rovers’ boss.
“The likes of Zigic, Novak and Burn were a threat from set pieces and open play but I thought they both handled it very well.
“I thought they tried to win everything in the first half but after the break they used their brains a bit more and either went to win it or sat off and picked up the second ball.
“That really helped us get the ball back and allowed us to play.”