WADING STRAIGHT IS NOT MY STYLE
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