Tom Anderson's pride at being named new Doncaster Rovers captain
Tom Anderson is delighted with the show of faith from manager Darren Moore after being handed the captaincy at Doncaster Rovers.
The 27-year-old has been selected to replace Ben Whiteman as skipper following the midfielder’s departure to Preston North End.
Anderson has worn the armband on several occasions in Whiteman’s absence, including for last weekend’s win over Blackburn Rovers in the FA Cup.
“It’s brilliant to be named captain and I'm chuffed to bits,” he told Rovers’ official website.
“I was hoping it would happen especially after having the armband against Blackburn at the weekend.
“I’ll give it my best shot.
“Ben was a great captain and hopefully I can take over and do just as good a job as him, starting with Saturday’s game at Swindon.
“The most pleasing thing for me is knowing the belief the manager and the lads have in me to be the captain.”
Centre half Anderson is determined to be an approachable captain who his team mates can seek out for help when needed.
He said: “I think I’ll be a calming influence, in football it’s really important to be there for people and encourage those around you.
“The lads know I’m always there both on the field and off it as well if they need help or advice on anything.
“I’ve got to do the right things and conduct myself in the right way too, and hopefully that rubs off on everyone else.”
Meanwhile, Rovers’ trip to West Ham United in the FA Cup has been confirmed for Saturday, January 23 with a 3pm kick-off.