Dundee boss John Brown has praised the contribution of veteran defender Matt Lockwood as his side has climbed the Championship table.
Bomber has been delighted with the 37-year-old’s performances and the influence he has on those around him.
“Matt’s been great for us since I’ve been here,” he said.
“You can see he’s played at a high level and he’s comfortable at full-back and in the middle of the defence
“As well as his own game, he’s a very good talker and keeps the younger players right during games.”
And the manager feels the Englishman whose list of previous clubs includes Nottingham Forest, Orient, Bristol Rovers and QPR, is also a shining example off the park.
“He’s still playing at 37 and that shows he’s looked after himself properly during his career.
“The boys see that and the way he works in training and it rubs off on them.”
Lockwood limped off in the closing seconds of Saturday’s win over Raith Rovers but will be OK for this weekend’s crunch clash with Falkirk.
Bomber has also praised the player at the other end of the first-team age scale Craig Wighton.
“He can go a long way in the game but off the pitch he is just a normal boy who works hard and gets on with his job.”
In the Reserve League, Dundee were 4-1 winners over Airdrie.