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Ogogo on Captaincy

New matchday skipper Abu Ogogo talks about the honour of becoming Town captain

25 July 2017

Shrewsbury Town’s new matchday Captain, Abu Ogogo, has admitted that he is honoured to have been given the armband for the 2017/18 season.

Ogogo has been with Town since 2015 season and has become an instrumental part of the Town midfield, winning the club’s Player of the Year award in his first season.

Abu will lead the side out throughout the coming season and he admits that he was delighted when he heard the news.

“It’s great news”, Abu told ShrewsWeb.

“I try to play the same way whether I’ve got the armband or not, but for the Gaffer to put his faith in me makes me very happy. It’s a real honour. Everyone would love to be captain, so for the Gaffer to pick me is good for me.

“I like to lead by example. If someone’s not doing it then I will tell them. I like the responsibility and pressure of being Captain and I take things personally on the pitch.”

Ogogo already has good experience of being a captain having worn the armband at his previous club Dagenham and Redbridge, but he believes it will be a different experience this time around.

“It was a good experience at Dagenham”, admitted Ogogo.

“The team there was a little bit older there. Here, I’m still only 27, but I feel like one of the oldest. Whereas at Dagenham I was captain at a much younger age than I am now and the boys there were older, so it’s different.

“You have to treat different people differently. You can’t shout at some people in the same way you can to others. Some people need an arm round them, but I’m here if they need advice.”

Ogogo will be joined by Mat Sadler, who has taken on the role of Club Captain and Abu admits they will work closely together.

“Me and Sads are close anyway”, said the former Arsenal trainee.

“We come in together in the car school, so I will be working closely with him on and off the pitch. We’ve already had disagreements driving in, but it’s good that Sads will be captain off the pitch as well.”

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