Date: 27th July 2015 at 7:28pm
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Among the many things Paul Sturrock’s had to do this season, besides basically putting together a completely new Yeovil squad, was also to select a new captain. One of those that came in was Ryan Dickson, and he’s been confirmed as his choice for this role.

Dickson returned to Huish Park this summer, of course he had a loan spell with us from Southampton previously, following his exit from Crawley at the end of last season.

Now that he knows he’ll also be the Glovers captain, which is something he’s said is an honour, he’s also hoping to keep up his unbeaten record in such a role in place! In three-matches for Crawley last season as captain at his former side they didn’t lose!

He told the Official Website that he sees himself as a leader anyway and hopes to help fully unite the squad and lead the youngsters by example.

‘It’s a honour to be made captain, we have a young squad and I see myself as one of the more experienced players at the club.

‘I hope to help the young lads, our togetherness is key this year and I hope I can bring players together.

‘I like to think I do things right, both on and off the field and I see myself as a leader. I have a bit of temper at times and I am not scared to tell people what I think.

‘I was captain for three games at Crawley last season and we didn’t lose one of them, so hopefully we can go unbeaten this season as well!’

At 28-years-old Dickson is hardly an old man but he’s one of the elder statesman of this squad with Sturrock, who first worked with the defender when he started his career at Plymouth, knowing the importance of having this experienced head leading the way.

The qualities he wanted in this captain were clear to see in Dickson, with the Glovers manager adding.

‘Ryan has been there and got the t-shirt, he has played in a number of leagues for different clubs and his experience will be invaluable to our younger players.

‘We have numerous young lads this season and it is important we have leadership qualities and Ryan certainly has those qualities.’

With Nathan Smith ‘a model professional’ Sturrock also confirmed him as the vice captain with the selections of both the ‘right choice for the club.’

Hard to disagree with these decisions isn’t it?


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