Captaincy could be on game-by-game basis

JIM Magilton is considering naming a club captain and a skipper for individual games.Town are looking for someone to wear the arm band now that Jason de Vos, who took over from Magilton, has retired.

Derek Davis

JIM Magilton is considering naming a club captain and a skipper for individual games.

Town are looking for someone to wear the arm band now that Jason de Vos, who took over from Magilton, has retired.

Magilton said: “One option is to name a club skipper and have a figurehead and then name as skipper from game to game or month to month It is something we are considering.”


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The club's longest serving player Richard Naylor recovering from a neck injury would be the obvious choice while Town fans have suggested Owen Garvan, Alex Bruce or David Norris would be popular skippers.

Magilton said: “We have one or two candidates within the club. We will weigh that up and it maybe a case of recruiting one.

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“What we have to do is know what is going to get all these guys together. We may well have someone in the drssing room now who fits the bill, maybe not and we have to bring the right one in.

“What we really need is for everyone to be a leader and all take responsibility.

“We are getting close to where want to be in terms of attitude, work ethic and the team spirit within the club.

“Jason did a lot to establish that.”

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