Robbie Keane has paid tribute to the leadership qualities shown by Stephen Carr in the absence of club captain Jamie Redknapp.
Jamie has been missing with knee problems since the Southampton game on September 20 and, while Robbie points out this has been a big loss for the side, he explained that Stephen has adapted to the role with some ease.
"Carry is a good captain and a good leader," he said. "He is a good footballer as well and people respect him for that.
"Obviously it is a shame that Jamie has been out as he is a great captain for us, but Carry has come in, done a good job and the lads respect him.
"He's just been the same. Just because he gets the armband doesn't mean that he has to change. He has always been a talker and is always talking to the lads in the dressing room and has always had things to say.
"He does his best to help the team and to do what is right for us. He is good leader on the pitch and does well by the lads."