Hook's Olly Lancashire handed Rochdale captaincy

Olly Lancashire will captain Rochdale in League One this season

Olly Lancashire will captain Rochdale in League One this season

First published in Sport Basingstoke Gazette: Photograph of the Author by , Sports Reporter

HOOK footballer Olly Lancashire has been named as captain of League One outfit Rochdale.

The 25-year-old wore the armband several times last season in the absence of regular skipper Peter Cavanagh. He has now left the club and manager Keith Hill sees central defender Lancashire as a natural replacement.

“The players really relate to Oliver an they’ve got a lot of respect for him as a player and as a leader,” Hill said. “I think it was a natural transition for him. He will be respected and appreciated, as he already is, by all the players in the squad.”

Former Robert May’s School pupil Lancashire began his career at Southampton before representing Walsall and Aldershot. He joined Rochdale last summer, helping the Spotland club to win promotion by finishing third in League Two.

Reacting to the announcement on Twitter, Lancashire said: “Very happy to have been given the armband. Can’t wait for Saturday and to be part of another successful season.”

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree