Stevenage manager Graham Westley is still deciding on a club captain, despite the season starting next weekend.

Speaking to The Comet, the 46-year-old said,

“At the moment I haven’t decided on a fixed captain, the lads are captaining themselves, there’s a lot of leadership there and I quite like it that way,”

Last year’s captain, Jon Ashton, is still at the club but Westley could be tempted to award the role to another player after suffering relegation last season.

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“I think the important thing is that you look at your team and you can’t tell who’s captain, the important thing is that the team is the captain, 11 leaders on the pitch.”

Westley went on to say,

“So to me it’s not a big deal really, I’m going to have to put the armband on somebody, maybe I’ll share it around all season, who knows, it hasn’t done us any harm so far.”

Stevenage begin their League Two campaign at home to Hartlepool next Saturday.


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