Jay Tabb - known for his hard work and selflessness on the pitch - had the same characteristics about him when he was praised by the media for his performance at QPR on Sunday.
The unwavering midfielder put in another solid shift in the middle of the park at Loftus Road - but 'Tabby' was more concerned about the overall team performance as the Royals picked up an important point on the road.
"I felt good out on the pitch and I feel like I'm getting fitter every match," he said. "But I don't want to blow my own trumpet; it's a team game. We have a great squad which will be important this season.
"I enjoyed playing with Ledge, he's a good partner to have in midfield and he's scored a couple of goals recently which is good for him.
"It's another game we could have and perhaps should have won. Al's made a great save from the free kick and also from Taarabt when he was through on goal - you'd put your money on him scoring there.
"A draw might have been a fair result, although from our point of view we feel that we could have won it. But it's a good point - we just need to start seeing games out now."
Tabb rightly pointed out that the Royals have very much been in every Premier League game so far bar one, and is confident that the side can start turning draws into wins - starting this Saturday against Norwich.
"The team's playing well at the moment - you can't say that anyone's playing bad," he added. "We can't be too hard on ourselves - we've scored in almost every game and I think there's some great performances out there.
"We're looking and addressing things as we've been ahead in five of our nine games this season. We probably need to stop the other side having so many shots and put our bodies on the line.
"Apart from against Tottenham, we've given a good account of ourselves in every game. No one else has shown that they're any better than us. We've done well in most games and should have more points on the board.
"It's a home game on Saturday and one we expect to win. We're scoring goals at home, and we're playing well. We just need to get that first win in front of our fans and hopefully go on a little run.
"We're not bothered about any other results - it's still very early on in the season. We still have a game in hand remember - and if we can turn those draws into wins then we'll be okay."