Blackpool boss Ian Holloway has described David Vaughan as one of the best players he has ever managed.
Vaughan has been a key player for Blackpool since arriving at Bloomfield Road in the summer of 2008 and he has made an impressive start to the current Premier League campaign.
Holloway still does not believe the 27-year-old gets the recognition he deserves for doing a magnificent job in the key battleground of central midfield.
The Seasiders manager recently spoke of his determination to tie down Vaughan to a new deal, with his current contract set to expire at the end of the season.
And Holloway has now made it clear just how much he appreciates the all-round contribution of the Wales international.
"There is a myth in the game that has existed since Claude Makelele was brought over by Chelsea, because people labelled him a defensive midfield player," Holloway told the Blackpool Gazette.
"There is no such thing as a defensive or an attacking midfield player.
"You are a midfield player. You do all the dirty work and you also have to pass it, and to create at the other end.
"David Vaughan is a proper midfield player because he can do all of it. He does it in an unsung way and in such an efficient way that sometimes people don't notice.
"When Charlie Adam does his flamboyant things, people notice.
"But I notice that week in, week out that Dave isn't far off the best player I've ever had.
"So well done David and I am sure he is really enjoying his football."