Massimo Luongo was thrilled to receive the Swindon Town captain’s armband on the weekend.
The 21-year old Australian midfielder received the honour from manager Mark Cooper in the absence of regular skipper Nathan Thompson who was suspended for the home clash with Rotherham United.
Despite the Robins losing 2-1 at the County Ground, Luongo produced a Man of the Match display in his first outing as captain of the Wiltshire club, and was delighted with how his 53rd appearance of the season went.
“I was quite happy with it. The gaffer didn’t tell me before or anything, he just named the team and said ‘Mass is captain’,” the former Tottenham youngster told the Swindon Advertiser.
“I had a cheeky smile on my face but I was happy to do it.
“I’m not necessarily one to shout and scream but if I can lead in other ways, whether that’s the way I play, driving with the ball, maybe that’s what he sees.
“I was happy to, especially in the last game, following Nathan Thompson and (Darren) Ward.
“It was a privilege.”
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