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BREAKING: Lancashire Named Town Captain

Reds Announce New Captain And Vice Captain

4 August 2017

Swindon Town are delighted to announce Olly Lancashire as our new Club Captain for the 2017/18 season.

The experienced centre-back will lead the Reds into battle throughout the new campaign, and he will be assisted by James Dunne who has been named as our Vice-Captain.

Lancashire, one of ten new signings this summer, has impressed Dave Flitcroft with his leadership skills throughout pre-season and he will now hope to get off to a flying start as the Reds’ new Skipper away at Carlisle tomorrow (3pm Kick-Off).

Speaking to swindontownfc.co.uk exclusively, Lancashire revealed his pride at being named Town’s new Captain.

“I’m delighted to be given the armband,” he said.

“I’m very happy to get it and it isn’t something that I expected when I first signed. It is something that I’ve done before and it is a role that I enjoy.

“There are quite a few lads here who it could have gone to and I’m sure they will play that role as well.

“It is a great honour. There are quite of the boys who have got more experience than me but I’m glad to have been given the chance to be Vice-Captain and I’m looking forward to it."

James Dunne

“My role will be to look after the lads in training and on a matchday and it seems a pretty good group to captain.

“It is just making sure that everyone is on board with what the gaffer wants to do and buy into his plans.

“I’ll be making sure that everyone is pushing in the same direction to achieve our goals this season.”

James Dunne will assist Olly Lancashire in his role as Vice-Captain and the hard-hitting midfielder outlined what his job will entail.

“It is a great honour. There are quite a few of the boys who have got more experience than me but I’m glad to have been given the chance to be Vice-Captain and I’m looking forward to it,” he declared.

“I see my role as helping the young lads. I’ve played in the Football League for six plus years so I know what it is like and I’ve been where the young lads are.

“I’m delighted to be given the armband. I’m very happy to get it and it isn’t something that I expected when I first signed. It is something that I’ve done before and it is a role that I enjoy."

Olly Lancashire

“It can be quite hard sometimes when you are first breaking into the team so hopefully I can help the young lads.

“I’ll be there to help Olly as well.”

Keep an eye out for more reaction from Olly Lancashire, James Dunne and Dave Flitcroft throughout this afternoon.


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