Kevin McDonald has described captaining Fulham in yesterday’s draw with Cardiff as an ‘honour’ – even though his side were ultimately underwhelmed with their point against the Championship leaders.

The Scottish defensive midfielder took over the captain’s armband in the absence of injured compatriot Tom Cairney, who missed the clash with Neil Warnock’s side after suffering a setback in his ongoing recovery from a knee complaint, and says he would be very happy to continue in the role should he be asked. McDonald is a leading contender to replace Sone Aluko as Fulham’s permanent vice-captain after the Nigerian forward left to join Reading at the end of August.

McDonald told GetWestLondon’s Ryan O’Donovan after the final whistle against Cardiff:

It was good yeah, I enjoyed it – I like taking a lead as such and it’s an honour to be captain for the game and will until Tom Cairney is back. It was really good and I was proud of the boys today, I thought we battled well and there was a lot of encouraging signs but at the end of the day it was two points dropped. If he’s called upon me to be the captain then I’m more than happy to be the captain but if not I’m happy to be on that pitch to play for this team.