Mark Warburton has compared Jake Bidwell to former Spurs star and one of his predecessors as Brentford manager, Steve Perryman.
In the run up to yesterday's defeat to Wolves, Bidwell was named Football League Young Player of the Month for January – an award covering from the Championship down to League Two.
Bidwell has been Brentford's Mr Consistency this season, quietly but effectively going about his business while letting others hog the headlines.
All of which reminded Bees boss Warburton of Perryman, who played more than 800 games for Spurs before managing Brentford for three years between 1987-1990.
Warburton said: “I'll be showing my age when I say this, but Jake reminds me of Steve Perryman – playing every single week and showing that consistency every week.
“He has played more than 100 games for Brentford now, which is a fantastic achievement for a 20 year old, but he just gets on with his job quietly but effectively.
“If you look at some of the past winners, like Wilfried Zaha and Victor Moses, you can see how special an award this is – but Jake would be the first to say it is a team award.”