Adam El-Abd named Town skipperShrewsbury Town are delighted to announce that Adam El-Abd will captain the side for the 2016-17 season.
The former Brighton and Bristol City defender El-Abd was handed the captaincy for the clash with MK Dons on Saturday and it has now been confirmed that the Egyptian international will be the club’s captain this season.
El-Abd signed for Town this summer on a two year deal and is delighted to have been made skipper.
“It’s a big honour to captain the side,” admitted a proud El-Abd.
“I haven’t been here long and the gaffer’s put his trust in me to do that job. The truth is there’s many captains inside that dressing room. It’s a dressing room full of characters so they’ll be plenty of help for me along the way.
“It won’t be me on my own there’s lots of leaders in that dressing room and it’s good to be part of it. I’ve joined a dressing room that’s full of characters and I’m pleased to be part of that.
“It was a good experience, I always knew it would be. I came here and looked at the stadium and the training ground plans and I knew the club was heading in the right direction.
“There’s something going on here and the boys in that dressing room are a really good group. The stadium is lovely, the pitch is good and the support was good as well so there’s lots to build on and it’s all positive.”
Micky Mellon was quick to praise his new captain’s performace after Saturday’s game and admitted that it was an easy decision to choose El-Abd.
“He’s my captain, he’s my skipper,” Micky said.
“You’ve seen from his performance today, how unlucky is he to be on the losing side after a performance like that? He’s a leader of men and we’re delighted that we have got him here.”