James Dunne has described being named as the club’s new Vice-Captain for the 2017/18 campaign as a “great honour.”
The tough-tackling midfielder will assist new Captain Olly Lancashire throughout the new season, and he’s looking forward to taking on the role.
“It is a great honour having just joined the club and I’m glad to have been given the chance to be Vice-Captain,” he told swindontownfc.co.uk exclusively.
“I’m looking forward to it.
“I see my role as helping the young players because there are quite a few in the team and I’ve played in the league for a while and I’ve been where they are now.
“It can be quite hard when you are first breaking into the first-team so hopefully I can help the young lads.
“He’s led all through pre-season and I call him a silent assassin because he leads by example."
“I’ll always help on the pitch whether I’m Captain or Vice-Captain and that’s just how I’ve been throughout my career.
“I’ll be there to help Olly Lancashire as well if he needs anything.”
And Dunne was thrilled to see Lancashire handed the armband, hailing the centre-back as the perfect leader.
“He’s led all through pre-season and I call him a silent assassin because he leads by example,” added the midfielder.
“Whenever I play in-front of him I always hear him and he’s always telling me left shoulder, right shoulder if there is a player in the hole.
“He leads by example, he’s experienced at this level and he’ll be a good Captain.”
Town get the new season underway at Carlisle today (3pm Kick-Off) and Dunne can’t wait to get back to the bread and butter of domestic football.
“Pre-season is brilliant, we had a good trip to Portugal but it was tough with a lot of work and we played some good teams,” he continued.
“But the nitty gritty starts on Saturday and I can’t wait to get out there.
“Hopefully we can start off with three points.”