Skip­per Jack wants to be an­other John Terry

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - CAPTAINS COMMENTS -

New cap­tain Jack Bald­win will look to John Terry for in­spi­ra­tion and ideas as he pre­pares to lead Peter­bor­ough United into the 2017-18 cam­paign.

Bald­win (24) has suc­ceeded Chris For­rester as Posh skip­per and he is de­ter­mined to make a suc­cess of his new role.

Lead­ing by ex­am­ple from the front will be key to Bald­win’s ten­ure with the arm­band.

He’s also keen to be in charge of a tight-knit squad who all pull in the same di­rec­tion.

Bald­win has al­ready been seen pro­tect­ing team-mates in a fi­esty pre-sea­son friendly with QPR and he’s hosted a bar­be­cue for the first-team squad and their fam­i­lies in a well-re­ceived bond­ing move.

“We have a squad full of char­ac­ters,” Bald­win stated.

“Peo­ple like An­thony Grant and new­boys Danny Lloyd and Ricky Miller are full of life so I’m con­fi­dent team spirit will be very good this sea­son.

“But if there are prob­lems that need sort­ing out, I won’t shirk my re­spon­si­bil­i­ties. We’ll deal with it in the dress­ing room.

“When I was grow­ing up I looked up to John Terry in par­tic­u­lar.

“He went to the same school as me so I’ve al­ways fol­lowed his ca­reer.

“What he achieved as a player and as a cap­tain is in­spi­ra­tional. He’d done far more in the game than me at my age, but I’d love to ex­pe­ri­ence some of the suc­cess he has en­joyed.

“There’s never any harm in aim­ing high.

“The squad have been a plea­sure to be in­volved with all sum­mer. Pre-sea­son train­ing has been good, the trip to Spain went well, and I’m look­ing for­ward to a suc­cess­ful sea­son.

“I’m proud to be named cap­tain, but I’m not tak­ing any­thing for granted as far as team se­lec­tion is con­cerned.

“I still have to earn the right to be picked on form.

“I still have to prove every week I’m worth my place in the team.

“We have signed some good play­ers and com­pe­ti­tion for place is very strong.

“I’m a talker on the pitch any­way so that part of the job shouldn’t be a prob­lem.

“We didn’t fin­ish last sea­son well, but as far as I’m con­cerned we all start on a clean slate this time around.

“We want to stamp our mark early on League One.”

Two of a kind . . . Jack Bald­win and John Terry.

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