DE­LIGHTED MARTIN GETS PEN­NOCK’S CAP­TAIN CALL

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE -

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

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