Josh Staunton has said it is “a massive honour” to wear the captain’s armband in the absence of Luke Wilkinson.

The 26-year-old, who has also taken the skipper’s spot in the heart of defence for the last two games, said the responsibility is bringing out the best in him.

Speaking to the Gloverscast’s Ben Barrett ahead of the weekend’s fixture with Notts County, Staunton said: “To be handed the armband for a club like Yeovil is a massive honour and I feel proud every time I have done it.

Josh Staunton in the thick of it against King’s Lynn Town.

“I have really enjoyed it and always felt it brings the best out of me, when I was under-23 captain I seemed to find an extra per cent in me.

“I’m delighted to be wearing, I like the responsibility.

Despite being on four yellows cards and only one away from a suspension, Staunton said he will not change his whole-hearted approach.

He added: “I think all my bookings have been for tackles and I would much rather that than be done for dissent.

“As a player you are if you are committed you are going to get a few. I don’t change my approach, I don’t go out there thinking I can’t get yellow carded.

“You still have to make sure you are making the right decisions and the team has to come first, if I have to take a yellow card for the team and miss Tuesday night (at home to Altrincham) so be it.”

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