Burton Albion captain Jake Buxton has spoken of his honour at being appointed Burton Albion's on-field captain, with Shaun Barker taking on the role of club captain following John Mousinho's deadline-day departure.
Clough has handed the armband to Buxton - who captained Derby County during his seven-year spell at Pride Park - following his stints as vice-captain at the likes of Mansfield Town, Derby and Wigan Athletic.
Buxton re-joined the Brewers from Wigan over the summer after his contract with the Latics was cancelled by mututal consent, and returned to the Pirelli Stadium eight years after he helped Albion to the football league for the very first time.
The 32-year-old has been an ever-present in all seven league games the Brewers have played so far this term, and put in a stellar performance as Burton earned their first clean sheet and away point of the season at Norwich City courtesy of a 0-0 draw with the promotion-chasing Canaries on Tuesday night.
Barker and Buxton will share the role of captain, with the latter captaining the side on the pitch with Barker not expected to see much game-time given the horrific knee injury he suffered during his stint with former side Derby County.
And Buxton has outlined what Burton fans can see from him as captain, and has emphasised the core of leaders that Nigel Clough has assembled in the Brewers' dressing room.
"I was over the moon when the manager asked me about doing the role and combine it with Barks (Shaun Barker), it's an honour to be aged 32 and named the on field captain," Buxton told the club's website.
"I have experience of being vice-captain, it's all about supporting the club captain on and off the pitch, I will try to lead by example on the football pitch.
"I try and show as much character and belief before ability and I will always put the lads before myself and that’s probably why the manager has asked me.
"The responsibility is not just on myself, we have a group of experienced heads around the dressing room.
"We have the likes of Stephen Warnock, Ben Turner, John Brayford, Jamie Allen and Kyle McFadzean who have all been captains before, and it’s important that it is just not one person standing up and everyone is vocal in the dressing room.
"We obviously have a club captain and we have a committee of three or four under him with the experienced pro's keeping the team spirit in day in and day out in the dressing room, putting people in their place if needed and keeping the togetherness going throughout the group which us going to get us through the season."
Buxton also paid tribute to Mousinho's impact at the club, with the defender moving to Oxford United late on deadline-day last month following a conversation with Clough about the lack of game-time he could expect.
The Brewers' new skipper is well aware of the effect that Mousinho had at the Pirelli - having seen the club's rise from League Two to the Championship first-hand over the last three years.
"John Mousinho's role was phenomenal during his time as captain, he took a lot on as club captain and had great success in his three years with the club," Buxton added.
"It makes sense to spread the workload that he did amongst between three and four people. He was with the side for back-to-back promotions and the sides first ever season in the Championship."