Graham Potter praised Dan James after the winger delivered an "incredible effort" on his return to the starting line-up against Millwall.
The 21-year-old played for the first time since a proposed move to Leeds during the January transfer window fell through after the clubs could not agree suitable terms.
And the Wales international turned in a typically lively and energetic display, causing the Millwall defence all manner of problems with his pace.
He could easily have ended the game with either a goal or assist against his name, while he also did his defensive duties during the tense closing stages of a hard-fought win.
It was a display which impressed his manager no end.
"It was a Dan James performance, which is one of incredible effort," said Potter.
"He was explosive at times, he got the crowd on their feet. He gets hit and gets back up, he gets hit and gets back up, and worked to do his best for the team.
"It was a fully committed performance and I was really proud of him."