Steven Davis has admitted he would be interested in succeeding Aaron Hughes as Northern Ireland captain.
Rangers star Davis will skipper Northern Ireland against Estonia on Friday to mark his 50th cap for his country.
Hughes is the regular captain, but the role will become available when the Fulham defender retires from international football at the end of the current Euro 2012 qualifying campaign.
Davis, who has captained Rangers in the absence of David Weir this season, admits he would be proud to succeed Hughes as Northern Ireland captain.
"I have enjoyed standing in as Rangers captain and anyone would be proud to lead their country," said Davis.
Davis admits Hughes' retirement from the international fold will leave a huge void to be filled.
"It is a huge blow because Aaron has been such a consistent performer for us ever since he started playing," added Davis.
"He is someone everybody in the squad looks up to.
"I have enjoyed standing in for David Weir as captain of Rangers and would love to do it for Northern Ireland."