Albert Adomah said it was a “great privilege” to be given the Boro armband in last night’s 3-1 win at Oldham Athletic.
The winger was given the responsibility with club captain Grant Leadbitter and deputy George Friend both named on the substitutes bench for the Capital One Cup tie.
Adomah, who also briefly wore the captain’s armband in the pre-season win at Barnsley, was delighted to maintain his 100% winning record as skipper – and thanked Aitor Karanka for the gesture.
“It was a great privilege to be captain of Boro, I never pictured it,” Adomah said.
“Before the (pre-match) meeting the manager said (to me) ‘captain’, and I went ‘captain?! Where’s the vice-captain?’
“Obviously the vice-captain (George Friend) wasn’t on the pitch so it was a privilege, and I think because I was the oldest player I got it, which was great.
“It means something and it shows respect from the manager, and I appreciate it.
“I was captain at Barnsley for five minutes and we won that, so now it’s two in two!
“Last season we did well in the cup, we happened to play Oldham and beat them – so hopefully we can follow on from last season and go even further this year.
“It’s always important to win the game, and this is the first game we’ve won, so hopefully we can take it into the weekend (against Bolton).