Ipswich Town captain Jason De Vos has leapt to the defence of team-mate Matt Richards.
Richards has come under fire from some sections of his own fans this term, abuse De Vos says is unmerited.
The Canadian stopper believes Richards' work largely goes unnoticed and that he deserves more credit for his efforts on the pitch.
"He sometimes gets unfairly treated by the fans, who do not always understand what goes on," stated De Vos.
"It is Matt who does the dirty work and runs his heart out. He gives us balance and has great character and determination."
Richards was at fault for Norwich's opener in Sunday's East Anglian derby, although Ipswich recovered to win 3-1.