Kevin McDonald has been named as Fulham's new vice-captain.
The Scotsman replaces Sone Aluko, who had been filling in as captain in Tom Cairney's absence earlier in the season, after his move to Reading in the final days of the transfer window.
McDonald had worn the armband for the last two games as regular skipper Cairney continues to struggle with a knee injury that has plagued him for the majority of the season and Slavisa Jokanovic believes it is a "natural choice" for the 28-year-old to fill the void.
The midfielder described it as an "honour" last week to don the armband, and his boss has praised the way he interprets the situations around him and believes he deserves to be named as vice-captain.
He said: "I believe it's a natural choice, he's shown the mentality and he deserves it.
"McDonald is a player that can play in all the levels because he's experienced, he could be a player in this level, he could play for a Premier League team or for a League One team.
"He knows what happens around him and he always shows high levels in my team and he plays with us like he could play in any other Championship team and can be very important for any of those.
"In general, he's a very important player for my squad and I believe he can adapt himself in all the levels and I like how he interprets situations around him.
"I believe this choice is natural for myself.
"We lost one very important player and I needed to find a replacement for the vice captain role and that was Kevin McDonald."