O'Neill's Milly Delight
Martin O'Neill has said that James Milner has lived up to every expectation since joining from Newcastle.
The lastest praise from the boss comes in the week that Terry of Venables hailed Milly as his 'Young Player of the Year'.
Speaking on the official site, O'Neill echoed the thoughts of the former England manager:
'I have been absolutely delighted with the impact of James since he's been here.
'He's everything I thought he would be and more.
'He can improve too and he will get better. He puts a lot of work into his game and he is willing to work so hard to improve.
'James is a great lad in the dressing room too and he has a fantastic attitude. He wants to do well for the team and I have been delighted with him.
'I don't need statistics to see how much work he does and how much ground he covers on the pitch - I can see it with my own eyes.
'He has done very, very well indeed.'
There are no doubts that Milly can improve. It's a shame in some ways that he's lost the flair he showed when he first broke into the Leeds team, but whatever showmanship he has lost has been replaced by very strong work ethic.
If he keeps improving and his confidence stays high, we have a very good player on our hands for years to come.