WAD­ING STRAIGHT IS NOT MY STYLE

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE - By Joshua Richards

NEW Bris­tol City cap­tain Wade El­liott may not be shout­ing from the rooftops, but he be­lieves he can lead the Robins to pro­mo­tion this sea­son.

El­liott, signed from Birm­ing­ham in the sum­mer, re­placed Sam Bal­dock as skip­per when the striker joined Brighton last month.

And while the 35-year-old for­mer Bournemouth mid­fielder ad­mits his lead­er­ship style is based more on ac­tions rather than words, there is also a steely de­ter­mi­na­tion to see the job through.

“I’m proud to lead this group of lads,” he said. “The man­ager (Steve Cot­ter­ill) asked if I would be in­ter­ested in tak­ing over the cap­taincy from Sam and I was de­lighted to do so.

“I’ve never been afraid to stand up and give my opin­ion on some­thing when it is asked for, but I’m not a shouter.

“There is no point in shy­ing away from talk about pro­mo­tion. It is in­evitable when you are at a club of this size.

“I think those lads who went through such a bad time last sea­son have be­come stronger for the ex­pe­ri­ence and are de­ter­mined to do bet­ter this time, while the new play­ers who have come in are all am­bi­tious to play at a higher level.”

SKIP­PER: Wade El­liott

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