Mark Hudson has set his sights on securing the Crystal Palace captaincy on a full-time basis - despite scoring his second own goal of the season against West Brom on Saturday.

The former Fulham central defender guided a glancing header from Jonathan Greening's cross past the helpless Julian Speroni to give the Baggies an early lead on Saturday.

Hudson has now scored a brace of own goals for Palace this season after putting another one through his own net in the 3-2 victory over Sheffield United in September.

But Hudson, who has replaced out-of-favour Carl Fletcher as skipper for the previous five games, insists he will put his unwanted goal record to one side in a bid to secure the arm band permanently.

"I've just got to take that on the chin, said Hudson.

"I'll take that because that's what can happen when you're a defender - but hopefully I won't get too many own goals.

"I love being captain and I can't see why anyone would not want to be captain.

"Hopefully I'm doing a good enough job.

"I talk to everyone, I can see the whole game from the back and I try to lead by, so hopefully the manager sees that and I can stay captain."

Hudson has undoubtedly reaped the benefits of being handed extra responsibility by boss Neil Warnock - and the central defender says the Yorkshireman has a lot to do with his decent run of form.

"He (Warnock) has been great to work with.

"He's brought in his own techniques and everyone is enjoying it and reaping the rewards at the moment.

"He wants us to work hard and battle first, then get the ball down a play.

"He has the reputation of being a ranter and a raver but he is no more over the top than anyone else.

"If things aren't going well then he won't be happy - but we've not seen too much of that at the moment."