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Wrexham AFC: Shaun Pearson 'proud' to be appointed captain

Published date: 05 July 2017 |
Published by: Richard Williams
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Shaun Pearson 

SHAUN PEARSON says he is “proud” to be appointed the new Wrexham captain.

Summer signing Pearson signed a two-year contract at The Racecourse after leaving Grimsby Town where he made more than 250 appearances in six seasons and was part of the Mariners side which was promoted to the Football League via the play-offs in 2016.

The centre-back will take over the armband from the released Rob Evans, named skipper by manager Dean Keates after Sean Newton followed previous manager Gary Mills to York City in October, while Mark Carrington is vice-captain for the 2017-18 campaign.

“I’m proud to captain a football club like this,” said Pearson. “Hopefully it will be a good season with myself leading the group and the lads react well to that.

“I would like to think the way I play, the way I train and just the way I am in general, as a professional I lead by example and when I do play I think I am quite vocal.

“In that sense you could say that is definitely captain material and regardless of whether I was captain, I’d like to think I would have been one of the leaders.

“This is the first time I will be outright captain and I will look forward to that responsibility, hopefully it can only help me and push my game on a little bit more.

“But we have got a few leaders in there which is important going into a season because you will need big characters at different points.”

- Ntumba Massanka has re-joined Wrexham on loan.

The 20-year-old striker scored four goals in 18 appearances last season, including a stunning overhead kick during February’s victory over Guiseley, for the Reds during a loan spell from Burnley in the second half of last season.

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