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Boucaud adapts to leadership role.
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He made his debut for the T&T team in May 2004, third to Kenwyne Jones and Jan-Michael Williams, who both made their international debuts in 2003. For the 2015/2016 season, Andre Boucaud was made captain of the Dagenham and Redbridge club in England.

Captaining a club in English professional football is a great deal and a huge honour in the game over there.

Currently preparing for tomorrow’s international friendly with Mexico in Salt Lake City, Boucaud reflected on the first set of matches this season leading the Dagenham team, describing it as a great responsibility.

“It’s been good so far. Obviously there is a lot more on your shoulders as a captain. Now once the team doesn’t do well in a match there are a lot more eyes looking your way and you have to answer for certain things. But the best part is being able to lead the team and show the way for your teammates. I think so far we’ve had a fair start to the season. We’ve drawn our last two games and just really trying to get into a good gear for the rest of the season,” said the 30-year-old midfielder.

“I think the fact that the club has decided to make me the captain shows that they saw something in me and I think they recognise the fact that I’m playing international football regularly and the national team has been doing quite good in recent times. So there are a lot of pluses at the moment and hopefully I can just carry on from here both for club and country.”