Luke Murphy says it was with great pride that he wore the captain’s armband again during our pre-season friendly against Wolverhampton Wanderers at the weekend.
The midfielder previously captained the club in his first spell under Steve Davis and became the first captain to lift the Football League Trophy for Crewe after his wonderful goal in the Wembley showdown set us on the way to a 2-0 win over Southend United in 2013.
Murphy understands that he may not be named as the permanent captain when the serious stuff kicks off again on August 7th as is the club’s philosophy to hand a younger player the honour to help their game develop.
Luke told the club’s official website: “Obviously, to be captain is an honour and there is a real sense of pride in that. It was nice to do it again.
“I know it was a pre-season friendly but to captain the club I love and came in as a 7 year-old is a nice feeling.
“I know the script because it happened to me when I was a young player when Steve (Davis) gave me the armband. I know what it did for my game and if the gaffer wants to give it to one of the younger ones to help their game came on, like it did for me, then I totally get that.
“It helped me when I was younger and I am all for it going to a younger one to help with their development.
“Saying that if the gaffer wants me to be captain at any point, then I would snap his hand off! I would be more than happy to do it again!”