WEARING the captain's armband will bring the best out of Michael Branch, according to Blues assistant boss John Gannon.
Gannon said: 'Michael's got a wealth of experience and he's at the right age. We're hoping that with what he's learnt over the years, he can be beneficial to some of the younger players around him. Hopefully that will bring the best out of Michael. There was probably three of four ideal candidates but, obviously, only one person can do it. We're asking Michael to be a leader, like we are with certain other individuals at the club.'