Tom Moore has been confirmed as the new club captain of Bury Football Club.
Manager Dave McNabb hosted a vote amongst the players and staff, to choose the new captain with Tom selected to lead the team in this new era.
Moore joined from Bootle only a matter of weeks ago, but has impressed as a towering presence in defence, as well as showing skills with the ball at his feet. Being able to offer either cross-field diagonals or quick balls into our forwards with precision has formed an important part of the new manager’s tactical plans.
Charlie Doyle will be vice-captain with Oliver Jepson as third choice. Senior players, Andy Scarisbrick and Chris Rowney will make up the leadership group of five.
The manager gave buryfc.co.uk his thoughts on the decision:
“Being a fan-owned club, we see the responsibility placed on the members to chose who they feel is right to lead and represent them. With this in mind, I felt it was right for the players to pick their own leader. A player who would represent them and the football club going forward.
“I’m over the moon for Tom who has shown tremendous leadership qualities since coming into the club. He dedicates himself to being the best he can be with his tireless work ethic and commitment. I’m sure he will set a positive example to the whole group and lead Bury Football Club for many years to come.
“A huge congratulations to Charlie and Oli also. Again, two very professional lads who always put the team before themselves. They will help support Tom in his new role and alongside Chris Rowney and Andy Scarisbrick the five of them will also act as a leadership group within the squad.
“Congratulations lads, and good luck.”
We also offer our congratulations to Tom and all of the leadership group. We will have reaction from the new club captain this evening after the game.
Get on down to Gigg Lane tonight to Tom lead the side out for the first time, grab your ticket HERE.