New summer signing Olly Lancashire has been spoken about as another contender for club captain by Crewe Alexandra’s assistant manager Kenny Lunt.
The 30-year-old has captained a selection of his former clubs, including his last Swindon Town and Lunt says that there is no reason why the experienced centre-half could not be a future captain but that there are a few contenders following the departure of George Ray this summer.
Ray captained the club when fit and selected last season and in his absence, the likes of Perry Ng and Paul Green also took the armband. The senior professionals such as Eddie Nolan and Chris Porter would also be in the frame.
Kenny told crewealex.net: “I think it’s a good signing, as we have said before the main thing is he is a good lad.
“He’s a good age, brings experience and has been captain at Swindon. He came through at Southampton and we know he can play a bit.
“It’s good to get someone around the 30 mark who has been there and done it.
“He’ll be in the frame (to be captain) but so will others such as Perry Ng if he’s still here, Paul Green and a few more.
“We’re not worried about how many leaders we have now – we have a few especially through the spine of the team. We also have the likes of Eddie Nolan and Chris Porter and Ryan Wintle and James Jones have played a lot of games as well.
“We have characters, a good changing room and a team spirit which showed last year with the last minute goals and how they celebrated all together.
The club’s assistant manager added: “It’s important that the drive and the hunger is there, and we already know it is.”