Leyton Orient defender George Elokobi admits it was a proud moment for him after being handed the captaincy for their 1-0 win at Maidenhead United.

With Charlie Lee injured and David Mooney starting on the bench, Elokobi led out the O's at York Road yesterday.

The experienced defender said: "Moons is the club captain with Charlie so I was just the stand-in captain for today because he was on the bench. It’s a squad game and it was good to pass the armband back to the rightful owner [when Mooney came on].

"He’s the leader and he was helping me out and giving me a few tips. It’s always good to have leaders like that. We have a lot of leaders in the team like Jobi McAnuff and Alex Lawless. Anyone could have led the team out today. We have big characters but it was fantastic to lead the team out which I’m proud of."

The O's have made a promising start to the season and their latest win has taken them up to third in the National League.

Former Wolves defender Elokobi said: “We’ve got the squad to cope with the games and hopefully now there will be a few less. But the more there are the more we can keep picking up points and we have to make sure we don’t take our foot off the gas and rest on our laurels.

"There’s still plenty of work to do. We are going to improve as a team and a squad."