Osman given armband for new season
Abdul Osman has been named captain of Crewe Alexandra for the 2013/14 season. Steve Davis informed his squad of his decision yesterday and the news was greeted with warm applause from his team-mates.
Following the 2-0 defeat to Manchester United on Monday night, Davis narrowed down his selection to three candidates but in the end he went for his central midfielder.
Osman succeeds Luke Murphy as captain.
Steve Davis told crewealex.net: “Abdul is a player the lads really respect. He has the respect of the players and the staff and he is a great lad to have around the place. He has a strong personality and will grow into the role as well.
“It may well help with his discipline as well. He picks up some silly bookings at times and the extra responsibility will help him with that.
“I pulled the squad together and introduced Abdul as the new captain. They applauded that and congratulated him. That tells you, you have made the right decision. The lads had written skipper on his water bottle so he had an idea.”