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Lancashire To Continue As Town Captain

Skipper Confirmed For 2018/19

3 August 2018

Swindon Town can confirm that Olly Lancashire will continue as the club's Captain for the 2018/19 Sky Bet League Two campaign.

The defender skippered the side last season after being handed the armband following his arrival at SN1 in the summer of 2017.

And, after impressing with his leadership skills on and off the field of play, Lancashire will retain the captaincy for the new season which gets underway tomorrow at home to Macclesfield (3pm Kick-Off).

Confirming the news to swindontownfc.co.uk, Town Boss Phil Brown highlighted the reasons why he chose Lancashire as the man to lead his side into battle throughout 2018/19.

"It was interesting last year because when I walked into the club Olly Lancs was Club Captain and Matty Taylor was player/coach before becoming player/manager and the rest is history," Brown said.

"Where Lancs was concerned it was difficult for him because he wasn't actually playing, he was off the field and I noticed that he had a lot of respect in the changing room and he had a lot of respect when he did try to play.

"He couldn't fulfill his duties to the best of his abilities on the field of play because of the injury and he's gone through the mill.

"He can now show me what he can do as a leader on the field of play because I know what he is like off the field of play, so it was a no-brainer for me."

And Brown also confirmed that there will be no official Vice-Captain this season with the Gaffer keen to call upon a number of older heads for leadership behind Lancashire.

"It will just be Olly Lancs. The seniors are there. I've got a very strong senior group in Luke McCormick, Matty Taylor and Marc Richards," he added.

"Your seniors are always important in the changing room.

"Where I am confirmed Olly Lancashire is the Captain and I don't really need to name a Vice-Captain."


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