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MANAGER: He has a real history at the club

Steven Pressley on appointing Adam Collin as club captain

6 August 2019

Cumbrian-stopper Adam Collin has been handed a duty he has already described on social media as a ‘great honour’ having been confirmed as the club’s captain for the 2019/20 season.

Gaffer Steven Pressley explained his thinking behind the decision after the Crawley game on Saturday.

“I must say that both Adam [Collin] and Byron [Webster] are brilliant personalities,” he said. “I just felt with Adam’s history at the club that he was better suited to the captaincy.

“He had an amazing season last year and picked up a lot of awards, and he’s got a real history at the club. That was a big reason for me picking him.”

“Byron is an amazing character and it wasn’t an easy decision, but Adam’s history probably swung it in his favour,” he added. “Like I say, he was exceptional last season and he carried that on today.

“The one thing he is good at, which people don’t tend to give him credit for, is his use of the ball. He uses the ball when it’s on the floor very well and he’s really improved in that area.

“Along with that he made a couple of very important saves. He’s a terrific keeper and a really good person. He made also really took the pressure off by coming for corner kicks and things like that.

“He wore the armband well and the good thing is that we have a number of players who are naturally very vocal and who are leaders all over the pitch.”

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