Terry Butcher believes Scott Brown is Scotland's answer to Paul Gascoigne, but not as crazy.
Scotland tackle Holland in a crucial World Cup qualifier on Wednesday and Celtic ace Brown is sure to feature.
George Burley's men are desperate for the points to help qualify for next summer's finals after beating Macedonia on Saturday.
Butcher played alongside Gascoigne for England and believes Brown has the same irrepressible desire as the gifted Geordie.
Burley's assistant thinks Brown has matured over the years, but thinks the best is yet to come from the 24-year-old midfielder.
"Scott and Gazza are very similar the more you look at it," explained Butcher.
"Both players live for football and when they go on the pitch you can see that they love the game.
"The game means everything to them. Scott is a phenomenal character like Gazza.
"He's not as mad as Gazza yet but that may come - but he's an exceptional talent who you're glad to have in your team.
"If he's against you he causes you problems. He doesn't cause his own team problems which is good and Gazza was the same.
"Scott works his socks off just like Gazza. Scott's knuckled down and listened to people and learnt a hell of a lot.
"A lot of people maybe didn't see how hard Gazza worked for the team and Scott does that for Celtic and Scotland.
"We're just glad Scott's injury is not as bad as we feared.
"The best is yet to come from him. He is at a great club, and playing and scoring for his county."