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Liam Lawrence delighted to he handed captaincy

5 August 2014

New skipper honoured to be given the armband for the season ahead

Shrewsbury Town's new captain Liam Lawrence says he's delighted to have been chosen for the role by manager Micky Mellon ahead of Saturday's League 2 opener at AFC Wimbledon.

The pair worked together at Barnsley last season when Micky was assistant manager and there is a strong mutual respect between them.

The former Irish international midfielder is now looking forward to leading the Town side into action.

"I'm delighted," said Liam. "It's an honour.

"It's the second club now that I've captained so I hope I can bring experience and some leadership to a fantastic set of lads.

"I just want to play and help the team get as far up the league as we can and win football matches. If I'm captain doing that then that's good."

Liam is looking forward to sharing his experience with the younger members of the Shrewsbury squad after spending most of his career in the Premier League and Championship while he also played for Greek club PAOK Salonika.

He said: "I've played a lot of games. I'm 32 so I've still got a few years left. I've been around all the leagues which is quite good and I've played in Europe.

"If I can bring some of that into League 2 this year with this manager and this team I think it will be good for us." 

Liam added he is motivator with a winning mentality.

"I hate losing," he said. "I'm sure the fans will see that throughout the year. I can't stand losing, even if it's in training. I'll be doing everything I can through the week and at the games to get the lads up for it."



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