DANNY Shittu admitted he was bursting with pride after skippering Millwall to their fourth straight win in the Championship at Wolves on Tuesday night.
Andy Keogh's fifth goal of the season against his former club proved decisive at Molineux and moved the Lions up to fifth in the league table.
And Shittu, who has captained the side in the continued absence of Paul Robinson, admits it has been an honour to wear the armband during Millwall's 12-game unbeaten run.
"Playing football is one thing, but playing for Millwall, me being the captain and us going on this run is just amazing," he said.
"I don't want to jinx it but I'm just so proud to lead my teammates. We knew Wolves was going to be a hard game. The first-half was a grind and we weren't the way we normally are.
"We just had to contain them, work hard and stick together. We were happy to get in at 0-0. The gaffer got us in the dressing room and we knew we had to step it up.
"That's the thing about us; we know that if we work hard, we'll get half a chance and score. Defensively things have been going great as well and I'm just so happy for the lads and the gaffer."
The Lions' form in recent weeks has prompted talk of promotion but Shittu says he has had one eye on the Premier League since the start of the season.
"When I came back to the club in the summer I never thought about relegation or anything like that," he said. "I always look forwards.
"I believe we can go somewhere under Kenny's leadership. We can surprise a lot of teams this season – we've already shown that. Nobody should take us lightly.
"We're not little old Millwall, we're a strong, dominant team."