Marinus Dijkhuizen is yet to decide who will be Brentford's captain for the new season.
Club captain Kevin O'Connor retired at the end of last season, while regular skipper Tony Craig departed for Millwall and will lead the Lions.
Jonathan Douglas, who wore the armband when the pair weren't playing last season, was captain in the first half of the 3-0 win at Boreham Wood.
Harlee Dean, instead of Jake Bidwell who was handed the role when Douglas was not in the team last year, was leading the side after the Irish midfielder went off.
He said: “I've not made the decision. I don't know what the squad will be for Ipswich.”
English football places a lot of stock in who is the captain, whereas football on the continent does not necessarily place the same pressure.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, for instance, will give the armband to the player who has played the most games for the Blues.
Dijkhuizen, though, does believe the captaincy is an important issue.
He explained: “The captain is important has to portray the head coach's thinking and express it on the pitch.”
Brentford are in the market for a striker and aim to have one signed by the end of the month .