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Pell Named U's Captain

New leader for U's squad

4 September 2020

Harry Pell has been named as Colchester United's new Captain

The popular midfielder has already worn the armband on numerous occasions, but now takes over from Luke Prosser as the U's official skipper.

He doesn't have to wait long until he takes the side out for his first competitive game as captain, with the U's taking on Reading in the Carabao Cup this weekend.

Pell will have an able assistant alongside him, with Tommy Smith named as vice-captain after signing for the U's two weeks ago. 

The news was revealed on Thursday lunchtime, and twenty eight year old Pell was understandably pleased with taking over the role.

He told the official website: "First of all, it's a real honour and privilege to be asked to be Captain and it's something I'm really proud of and I know that my family will be as well."

"To be honest, I've seen myself as a bit of a captain type over the past couple of years on the pitch and now I can embrace the role fully with the off-field responsibilities it'll bring.

With a glint in his eye, Pell continued: "We have got some unbelievably experienced players in the group."

"I think the one thing that swung it my way ahead of Dean Gerken, Tommy Smith and Tom Eastman is the fact that I haven't played for Ipswich!"

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