T&T midfielder Andre Boucaud says he is deeply honoured by the responsibility given to him at English League two club Dagenham & Redbridge which will see him captaining the club for the upcoming season.

Boucaud joins a shortlist of T&T players to be named captain of teams in England including Ian Cox (at Bournemouth) and Carlos Edwards at Ipswich Town among others.

“It’s a huge honour for me and I’m deeply humbled by it,” Boucaud said.

“This tells me that the club has noticed something in me and they believe I can lead the team. That in itself is a big show of confidence in me and I’ll be looking to lead by example and hopefully see us through to a strong, solid season.”

Boucaud scored T&T’s second goal in their 2-0 win over Cuba to secure the quarterfinal spot at the Concacaf Gold Cup. He also converted his penalty during the shootout in the quarterfinal defeat to Panama in New Jersey.

“It was a good run for the team and now we have to focus on the World Cup qualifiers. I think it’s good that there are players like myself with the experience along with guys like Kenwyne Jones and the other boys who can hopefully lead by example and inspire the team to more success under the guidance of coach Stephen Hart in the World Cup qualification,” Boucaud said.