ARMBAND WAS AN HONOUR FOR DAN
DEFENDER Danny Butterfield hopes his first taste of the Exeter City captaincy is not his last.
Regular rivals for the armband Scot Bennett and Matt Oakley were absent for the game against York City last weekend, leaving the 35year-old to lead out the side.
Butterfield has experience of being skipper during his spells at previous clubs Crystal Palace and Southampton, and the magnitude of slipping on the armband for a third different club was not lost on him.
“It was an honour to be captain of the club for the day and to lead my teammates out,” he said.“I hope it’s something I can taste in the future again.
“I thoroughly enjoyed it and it would have been nice to get the three points as opposed to the draw. It is part of my make-up and I think Paul Tisdale sees that.
“Sometimes it comes naturally and you don’t realise you are doing it, but I do really enjoy it and I will continue to be me no matter whether I’m wearing the armband or not.”
Exeter have struggled defensively all season but while Butterfield was pleased to lead his side to a clean sheet against York, having conceded in each of the preceding ten games, he insists it must happen more.
“It’s something we have to build on,” he said.“It’s something we have to look to be doing on a regular basis to win games.
“It’s something we are working on in training every day to make sure we are a threat going forward as well as being solid at the back.We are aiming to do that for the remainder of the season.”