NEW Wrexham captain Tom Kearney has challenged his team-mates to share the responsibility for the club’s bid to win promotion.
Confirmed as skipper by manager Brian Little yesterday, the 27-year-old said he was flattered to be given the armband.
“It’s a great honour and I was pleased when the gaffer pulled me over to tell me,” he said. “My game is all about keeping the ball moving and getting the other lads to play, so in that sense the team needs 11 captains on the field.
“We all need to chip in and work to help each other during games and I see my role as making sure everyone does their job.”
But midfielder Kearney said he was unsure how the new guidelines laid down by the football authorities will work in practice.
“In theory the captain now has more responsibility in that he is the player to whom the referee will come if he feels he needs to make a point,” he added.
“Whether communicating through the captain to make a point to another player is the right approach, I don’t know. Referees must realise all players, including captains, have to concentrate on their own game, rather than watching their team-mates.”
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