Wes Morgan is relishing his role of leading Leicester City's young side through the high-pressure final five games of the campaign.
City go into tomorrow's huge home clash with Birmingham on the back of a run of form which has seen them pick up just one victory from their last 12 games.
But Morgan has told his young team-mates they must remain positive with promotion still a possibility.
Morgan vowed to nurture his young colleagues for the final push, but said last week's performance at Brighton had helped restore battered confidence, despite conceding a late equaliser.
"It is the first full season we have been all together and it is a young side," he said. "We have done tremendously this season.
"Obviously we have stuttered over the last couple of months, but we just have to pick ourselves up.
"There will be ups and downs all through a season. We are on a down at the moment but we have to look at the games we have left and the points available, and the big prize at the end of it.
"It is a young side and my job as captain is to keep them going as best I can, then we will see what happens.
"It has been tough the last few weeks and we haven't picked up the points we should have.
"It has been a testing time for the whole team, but I think, as a group, we know our capabilities and know how good we can be. We just have to find that form again."
After the visit of Birmingham, City face four sides who are competing against them for promotion, but Morgan believes that will be a benefit.
"It is going to be a tough run-in looking at our fixtures but we seem to do better against the teams up there at the top," he said.
"They are also under pressure to get points."