George Ray wants the honour of leading the club once again.
Crewe Alexandra centre-half George Ray wants to earn the captain’s armband after signing a new two-year contract last week. Ray 23, became the latest Crewe player to sign new terms this summer and now the former Wales Under-21 International is hoping to get the nod to lead the team once again into the new season.
Ray was given the honour last season after David Artell replaced Steve Davis as manager in January. His consistent performances in the second half of the season went a long way in making sure Crewe safeguarded their EFL League Two status before he was injured at Yeovil over Easter.
Ray is certainly not taking anything for granted though when it comes to the armband. He told the club’s official web-site: “I’ve definitely 100% got my eye on (being captain), you can never take anything for granted and I don’t think it is just going to be given to me. I’m going to try to have a good pre-season and if I get it I’ll be really pleased.
“Summer flies by really, but I’ve been in every week since I got the all clear (on his back injury). I’ve been getting my fitness up a bit and started running properly with the other lads.
He added: “Mansfield will be a good test straight away, then we are in the cup against Bolton, so two tasty games to start with. I can’t wait.”