TOWN'S squad are delighted with the appointment of Jonathan Worthington as team captain.
The 21-year-old was handed the job just minutes before Town ran out to do battle with Brentford at the Galpharm.
It's a big responsibility for the midfield worker, especially as he has had brushes with authority in the past and has already served a suspension for reaching five yellow cards this season.
Worthington's colleagues, however, are convinced he's the right man to succeed Efe Sodje.
"Worthy is a regular in the side, he's playing well and he's Huddersfield through and through, so it's extra-special for him to get the armband," said Tony Carss, a possible contender for the honour himself.
"When the lads knew there was going to be a new captain and were chatting, Worthy and Nathan Clarke were the two who were mentioned more than most.
"Anyone in the team can look to Worthy's attitude and desire to play for Huddersfield Town and they can follow that example.
"He may not be the loudest in vocal terms, but he can inspire by what he does on the pitch - leading by example.
"It's sometimes better not to have someone as skipper who is ranting and raving all the time.
"It is sometimes more beneficial to have someone to follow who is going to run through a brick wall for the team - and Jon Worthington is certainly top of that list."
No-one in the Town squad knows Worthington better than Nathan Clarke because they have come through the age groups together for the past decade.
"I'm really pleased for Worthy," said Clarke, who is in the best form of his career at the moment.
"He captained us in the LDV against Morecambe earlier in the season and it didn't really surprise me when he was the gaffer's choice. He may not be the biggest talker and go round shouting orders at everyone, but he does all he needs on the pitch with his tackling and his energy.
"It's obviously sad for Sodje to have lost the job and I'm sure he'll want to get back and prove a point with his contribution as soon as his ban is over, but Worthy won't let anyone down as captain, you can be sure of that."
Worthington has, in fact, missed only two matches this season.
The first was against Walsall at the Galpharm, when Peter Jackson's side won 3-1 and the midfield places went to Lee Fowler and Andy Holdsworth alongside Chris Brandon.
Then, Worthington was rested from the LDV Vans Trophy tie against Blackpool a couple of weeks ago, when Clarke and Brandon were also given the night off to recharge their batteries after League duty.
TOWN Reserves visit York City in the Pontin's Holidays League Division I on Monday (7.00).