Swindon Town is delighted to confirm that Dion Conroy has been made club captain for the 2019/20 season.
Supported by Mathieu Baudry as vice-captain, Conroy will lead the team out as official skipper this weekend against Scunthorpe United.
The 23-year-old signed for Swindon back in 2017 from Chelsea and was becoming a key part of the Town backline before injuries halted his startling development.
After overcoming a nasty shoulder injury, and a torn ACL he came back for the start of the 2018/19 season under Phil Brown but struggled to find consitency without a full pre-season under his belt.
However, following the appointment of Richie Wellens, the ball-playing defender went from strength-to-strength, becoming an ever-present in the back four as the Robins pushed for a play-off spot.
Conroy was first given the armband towards the back end of the campaign, leading the team out against Port Vale at the County Ground.
He kept the role for the final ten games as his form hit new heights during the tail-end of the season.
As vice-captain, Baudry’s experience of captaining Leyton Orient will provide Dion with support on and off the pitch. The Frenchman was made captain of the London side back in 2015 and became a hugely popular figure with fans during his time there.
Asked about becoming first-team captain, Conroy said:
“I’m honoured really. It was special last season to receive the armband for the last ten or so game. Now, to sign a new deal and be given the captaincy at 23 is a great honour and I’m buzzing.”