U's choose Lundstram as skipper
John Lundstram is the new captain of Oxford United.
The 22-year-old midfielder takes over the captain’s armband from Jake Wright and told us:
“I’m massively proud to be given the armband. I’ve captained teams in the youth set up for Everton and England and always enjoyed the responsibility. I think it helps my game in some ways but it’s also about the other lads around you. We have a lot of players who have been captains at other clubs and I’m sure when we all get out on the pitch we will all be looking to communicate and help each other.
“I’ve learnt a lot from Jake over the last year. People don’t see the other things he did around the club and the way he helped other people. I will definitely take that on board. I’m really looking forward to it now and can’t wait to lead the team out for the first time.”
Michael Appleton said
“Lunny is still only young but he is a natural leader and all the credentials you need to be a very good captain. I think we have a lot of strong characters in the squad who will all be important, but LUnny will wear the armband and be the skipper.”
See a first interview with United’s new captain in Yellow Player HD