Hull City star David Meyler has told the Hull Daily Mail what he feels makes teammate Paul McShane unique.
Meyler has no doubt that McShane is a vital part of the first team at Hull, stressing the positive attitude he has which will be priceless for Steve Bruce.
“He’ll die for the cause. He’s a terrific defender and a great man to have in the changing room. As a fellow Irishman I’m chuffed he’s here and doing so well,” said Meyler.
Hull are outside the bottom three but by no means out of trouble, just one point above the relegation places.
For the side to progress up the table over the rest of the season and further away from trouble, they will need players who can weigh in and show an extra level of determination in big games.
Where McShane needs to be careful with his never say die sort of attitude is that he’s not reckless in big games for the club.
However, that’s a possibility that manager Steve Bruce needs to stay on top of, withdrawing him or any other player from the side when tempers threaten to heat up.
Hull are at a point in the season where they can’t afford to be missing big and important players over the rest of the campaign through suspension.
If his positive attitude can rub off on his teammates in the same way it has done with Meyler, there’s no reason Hull can’t race towards safety.