DELIGHTED MARTIN GETS PENNOCK’S CAPTAIN CALL
GILLINGHAM boss Ady Pennock has named Lee Martin as his captain for the new season.
The 30-year-old, who signed for the club last summer, was told the news before Thursday’s pre-match press conference
He said: “It’s a real honour; I’m delighted. Having come back from a serious injury I now feel good and am looking forward to the season.
“I think (as captain) you’ve got to be vocal on the pitch, communicate with the manager and make sure the boys are all right.”
Martin only featured 17 times last season after suffering a horrific ankle injury against Leyton Orient in one of his first outings for the Gills.
However, the midfielder returned to action quicker than expected and, based on what he’s seen, Pennock is pleased with his choice.
He said: “Lee possesses all of the qualities a captain should have, he has the experience and is constantly talking to the boys on the pitch.
“That said, everyone has a part to play and we want everybody to be leaders when they cross the white line.”
LEADER: Lee Martin