Andrew Considine has set his sights on leading Aberdeen into the top six after being handed the captain's armband.
The 24-year-old, who this week signed a contract extension which will keep him at Pittodrie until 2015, led the Dons in their goalless draw with Kilmarnock.
"The people who have captained this club are legends so it's an absolute honour to be given the armband," said the defender.
"My main aim is to try to get the team into the top six where we should be."
Aberdeen sit ninth in the Scottish Premier League after a drab stalemate with Killie but are just two points off a place in the top half of the table.
"I felt we dominated throughout the game and it just seemed to be in the last third that we struggled," said Considine, a product of the Aberdeen youth system.
"We just needed someone to grab the bull by the horns and take someone on.
"We didn't create anything clear cut and were relying on Kari Arnason's long throws into the box so we need to do more in that area."
Considine was given the captaincy following Richard Foster's departure to Bristol City.
And he is hoping to steer the Dons to a first victory over Rangers at Ibrox since 1991 next weekend.
"I know it is hard going to Ibrox and we haven't won there in so many years but if we play the way we can we have a chance," he added.
"It has been a long time since we won there and we would be delighted to even come away with a draw.
"I think that's what we're aiming for but who is to say we can't go down there and win."