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Winfield appointed as new club captain

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The club announced this morning that defender Dave Winfield has been appointed as the new club captain with Danny Kedwell as vice captain going into the new season.

Fleet manager Daryl McMahon told FleetOnline: “With the departure of Stacy Long from the club, Danny Kedwell will be taking over the management of the entire youth academy structure from next season. As such, we have had a chat and we feel that it would be asking a lot of him to shoulder the burden of the captaincy as well. Dave Winfield is a natural leader and a big influence in the dressing room and on the pitch and he has the respect of all the players. He was vice captain last season so this is a natural step up and we are lucky to have two characters like Dave and Danny in the group.”

Winfield made 39 appearances last campaign, his first for the club since joining from York City, and the 29-year-old scored five goals, none more crucial than the equaliser in the promotion final against Chelmsford City.

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