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Anderson named Rovers captain

15 January 2021

Defender Tom Anderson has been named Rovers captain after the departure of Ben Whiteman to Sky Bet Championship club Preston North End.

The 27-year-old has led the side out on several occasions in recent times, and will now take the armband on a permanent basis. 

Anderson recently clocked up his 100th appearance as a Rovers player, and says he is proud to be named as the club’s new skipper.  

He said: “It’s brilliant to be named captain and I'm chuffed to bits, 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.” 

In terms of what style of captain he will be, Anderson says he will continue to try and lead by example on the pitch. 

He added: “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.” 

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