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Adam Clayton named Rovers captain

26 July 2022

Rovers are delighted to confirm Adam Clayton as captain ahead of the 2022/23 Sky Bet League Two campaign getting underway.

The 33-year-old, who lead the side out in all but one pre-season friendly, will continue to do so after being handed the armband permanently by manager Gary McSheffrey.

Clayton has become an integral part of the side since arriving in January, adding his knowhow and experience into the Rovers midfield.

Tommy Rowe, who wore the armband for the majority of last season and signed a new two-year deal earlier this summer, has been named as club captain.

Clayton said: “I’ve really wanted the opportunity in the last few years and I’m delighted to have it.

“When you’ve seen things before, you can calculate what’s coming.

“When one of the young boys look to you for the guidance, knowledge and experience, it’s a great feeling when you can give an answer back and drive them forward.

“I was delighted when the manager told me. It was quite an emotional drive home to be honest."

Gary McSheffrey said: "Adam is a good example. As a manager you want someone who represents you and the club.

“It was a tough choice. We’ve got a few senior pros here who do that really well.

“We went with Adam and I’m really pleased with it.

“I’ve played with Tommy Rowe at two clubs and you know what he brings. He’s done so much for the club over two spells and I really wanted him involved.

"In Adam and Tommy, I feel we've got two leaders on and off the pitch."

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