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John Welsh discusses being the new Grimsby Town captain

Grimsby Town’s John Welsh has told the Grimsby Telegraph that he was very proud to have been selected as their new club captain.

The 34-year-old midfielder hasn’t been at Grimsby for very long. He signed for the Mariners this summer after being at Preston North End for six years. During his time at the Lilywhites he made over 100 appearances and was at the club as they got promoted from Sky Bet League One. He has also played for the likes of Liverpool, Hull City and Tranmere Rovers.

But even though Welsh hasn’t been at the club for very long, head coach Michael Jolley has selected to him to be their captain for the forthcoming season. It is something that he has experience of, he was the captain of Preston when they got promoted, but a surprise to many as he had only just signed for Grimsby. But even so, Welsh is very proud of being selected as captain and will look to lead the club the best he can.

He said: “If selected, I’m really looking forward to it!”

“It’s going to be a real honour, and it’s a proud moment to represent any football club.”

“To come in and for the gaffer to give me the captaincy when there was a good number of candidates who could have also had the job, it makes me proud.”

“I’m really looking forward to it, and I just hope I can do the badge justice.”

Welsh should make his debut on Saturday in the Sky Bet League Two opener against Forest Green Rovers.

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