Curtis Nelson has been talking for the first time about being the Captain of Oxford United.
The former Plymouth defender takes over the armband from the departing John Lundstram and spoke at length to iFollow about the new role:
“First of all, it’s a great honour” he said. “Lunny did a fantastic job and we all wish him well at his new club, but I am really proud to have been asked to take over as captain. It won’t change the way I play too much but I have always enjoyed the extra responsibility of being captain.
“To be honest we have some strong characters here and a lot of natural leaders so it makes being captain that much easier.“
Manager Pep Clotet had no hesitation in appointing Curtis as Captain:
“He has all the qualities required. He is a strong character, he has the respect of everyone in the dressing room and I think will be an outstanding captain for this football club.”
See the full interview with Curtis above, where you can also see Chris Allen’s thoughts on Saturday’s pre-season game at Leeds United