Sinnott Names 2018/19 Captain

Sinnott Names 2018/19 Captain

Lee Sinnott has moved to announce his captain and vice captain ahead of the 2018/19 season. With squad preparations well underway and with twelve players already pledging their future to Gainsborough, incuding seven of last season's side, the Holy Blues' boss has opted for Liam King to be his skipper with Shane Clarke continuing in his role as vice captain.

"Having spoken to both players, they have already got some great ideas on what they can do to help formulate a great team spirt and cameraderie that will serve us well." The manager continued, "Liam and Shane are two vastly experienced players who have played at this level before, in Liam's case he has won this league the last time he was in it. That experience, coupled with the levels of performances the pair have turned in since John and I have been at the club, made this decision an easy one to make."

Alongside two other successful promotions and an FA Trophy winners medal from his time as skipper at North Ferriby, Liam certainly has the pedigree as an on field leader to propel Trinity forward next season.

Following his appointment, King couldn't contain his delight. "It is always an honour to be asked to be a captain at any level of football as it shows you have the respect from the manageent team as they believe you will do a good job. It was an absolute no-brainer for me in accepting the position, as barring the results, I have really enjoyed it at Trinity - and I am over the moon to take the armband."

Talking about what he can bring to the table as captain, Liam was quick to point out, "I have had plenty of positive experiences as captain at my previous clubs and know what is required to win things. I hope this stands me in good stead for my time as captain at Gainsborough. It's not about who is the loudest on the pitch or in the dressing room, for me, it is about who can contribute to gettng a team to gel and get the lads working for each other Every captain has their own way and I am hoping mine contributes to success for Trinity this year."

Reflecting on the start the manager has made in the transfer market this summer, King was keen to praise both Lee & the chairman, Richard Kane, "The two of them have had an excellent start to the transfer season, firstly securing the existing players and then bringing in some exciting players around that."

The new skipper wouldn't be drawn on the biggest signing of the summer though, instead choosing to state, "I wouldn't single anyone out as they are all as important as each other. What I would say though is, I'm looking forward to getting started and meeting all of the lads!"

During the close season, everything is equal and managers, players and supporters have the chance to assess things and look on the season ahead with fresh optimism. Speaking to Liam, it was clear to see, that he is in the same camp, "Personally, I am hoping to have a successful season with Trinity and to hopefully be lifting a trophy come the end of the season."

The new captain went on to say, "From a team perspective, I certainly believe we should be up there challenging for a chance of promotion come next April. It is important not to get carried away though. This will be a tough league, and relegated teams can sometimes fall into the trap where they presume they will just bounce back. We know it's not going to be easy. Everyone's cup final is going to be at Gainsborough next year, so we will make sure we are ready for it."

Liam finished by saying, "We want to get this club back where it belongs and I'm sure the fans are fully behind us in achieving that. We have a good set of supporters here and the players will appreciate that."

News on Season Tickets for the 2018/19 season is expected to be released on the 1st June.

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