Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson has said that midfielder Joe Edwards will be 'trusted' as a club captain, if he is given that role for tomorrow's League One opener against Doncaster Rovers. In truth the matter has been one of the pre-season's least contested positions, with his team-mates referring to him as 'skip' on Twitter, whilst the 23 year old has held the captains armband throughout all pre-season matches in which he's been on the pitch.
Thus although Johnson has tended to sidestep the question in interviews so far in pre-season, he's found it harder and harder to do so as the opening day's fixtures have come closer. Speaking to BBC Somerset he said that the former Bristol City academy player would be a good choice for that both on the field of play and away from it:
"If we decide to give it to Joe, who's had it for the last few weeks - and he's certainly the favourite at the moment, even though we haven't confirmed it - I know that he will be a really good captain. The lads trust him, and we as a management team trust him, and he's probably the most experienced now as far as Yeovil Town are concerned. I know for a fact that he'll be a very good captain both on and off the field."
Gary has pretty much let the cat out of the bag on this front anyway, by telling a group of club sponsors yesterday at Huish Park, that Edwards would be his choice of captain, and so the Gloucester-born player will formally succeed Jamie McAllister in that role come tomorrow afternoon.
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