MILLWALL boss Ian Holloway believes young defender Sid Nelson will become a club legend.
Nelson, who is only 19, captained the Lions against Ipswich Town on Saturday.
And Holloway is confident the centre back has the attributes to establish himself as a hugely popular figure on the terraces at The Den.
"I think Sid is going to be a new Millwall legend," said Holloway.
"It's not just the way you play for this club, it's the person you are – just look at Paul Robinson. Sid will do for me all day long.
"He'll get better and better, and he'll be the future of Millwall. I'm confident enough to make him captain and confident in his character."
Asked for his assesment of Nelson's performance in the 3-1 defeat, Holloway added:
"Sid looked a bit nervous after we went 2-0 down, and so did Byron Webster, but the crowd stuck with them. Sid grew and grew as the game went on.
"I could've given the armband to David Forde, who's had it before, but I wanted to see if the boy's got enough about him because he's been a captain all his life [in the academy].
"I've got no doubts about that boy. We've relied on our captain in Danny Shittu far, far, far too much because he's such an immense fella.
"I want other people to step to the plate to help me."