Tony Mowbray says the centre back position is Jack Rodwell's to lose following another impressive display from the former England international.
Rodwell, whoa arrived at Ewood Park in the summer, produced an accomplished performance at the back alongside Darragh Lenihan.
After playing his part in a shutout at Millwall, the 27-year-old followed that up by helping Rovers to another clean sheet and another victory against Ipswich Town on Saturday, to thrill his manager.
“I'm so pleased for Jack Rodwell," Tony said after the 2-0 win against the Tractor Boys at Ewood Park.
"He's had a bit of a topsy turvey career, but we see his quality and see how good he is.
"I can see the quality. He's a good human being and an honourable man. I've worked a long time in the game and I don't think I've come across a player with more natural ability.
"We're delighted with his composure, his mobility and his decision making. We're very happy he's here.
“He's amazing to watch in training. We can see how two-footed he is and we've seen that in flashes in games.
“When he's penned in he can get himself out of trouble with Cruyff turns. He has an opportunity to keep going. Why would we change him?
“Let's hope he can keep performing, we can keep on getting clean sheets and keep winning games."