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Captain: "We Have Done Okay On Return To League One But Everyone Feels We Can Do Even Better"

9 February 2021

Pixie says getting the armband has helped his game come on.

Harry Pickering says that the Alex dressing room is not content about how our first season in League One has gone. The club captain, who succeeded the Cardiff-bound Perry Ng, as the leader on the pitch, believes that we should be doing even better than our current league position of 9th.

The left-back, who returned immediately on loan after completing his move to Championship side Blackburn Rovers last month, says that ‘we have done okay but we could be better’.

The Chester-based defender told ifollow: “I would say we have done okay so far but we all feel we should have more points than what we have.

“We can certainly do better in some parts of our play. At the beginning of the season we dropped points we shouldn’t have and lost games we shouldn’t have.

“Of late, we have remained unbeaten for a long time but there were a few draws in there and we should have won a few more of those. It is just making sure we are on the right side of the result.

“We have done ok for our first season at this level but with everyone there is sense that we could do better. “

Pickering’s 11-game unbeaten run as captain came to an end at Peterborough at the weekend and he says that inheriting the honour of the armband has helped his game come on.

The 22-year-old told us: “When I first got the armband because of Perry’s suspension I didn’t really know how long I would have it for. I thought it might be until he came back but then he moved on and the manager stuck with me.

“It is a great honour to be captain and I think it has helped my game. I think I’ve tried to have more responsibility on the pitch and be more vocal.

“I was just playing and not thinking about being unbeaten as captain or anything like that but it was nice to go on that run as a team and we need to get another one going as soon as we can.”

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