Captains of industry

Garry Hill has officially named three of his players to positions of responsibility ahead of the kick-off on Saturday v FC Halifax Town.

The Fleet boss has selected a team captain, a vice captain and a club captain as he seeks to knit together an industrious side that has been unbeaten in pre-season.

Jack King will be team captain, new signing from Leyton Orient Alex Lawless will fill the vice captaincy role and Lawrie Wilson becomes club captain.

And Hill explained the thinking behind the new structure: “Basically it amounts to on the pitch we’ll have Jack King and Alex Lawless leading but I also like to have a club captain for situations or issues, things that need sorting away from the pitch.

“So with Lawrie Wilson, they’re the three players who will sort those things out. I think it’s useful to separate a club captain from team and vice captain. Certainly Jack and Lawrie know the parameters of the football club and they have a presence in the playing squad, that helps as well.

“Together with Alex Lawless, they are big figures for the club this season. They’re three very experienced players, they’ve all been successful, played in the Football League, all know the National League and they’re proper, responsible characters in the changing room too. And I want players to do that, to look after the changing room and influence their teammates in a positive way.”

Lawrie Wilson will also be providing an inside look from a player’s perspective with a column in the matchday programme, starting from the Yeovil Town game.


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