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Keith Curle names his captains ahead of the new season

16 July 2019

Northampton Town manager Keith Curle has confirmed that Nicky Adams will be club captain for the coming season, while Charlie Goode will be team captain.

"Being a captain in my playing days myself, I have a very good understanding of the role and the responsibilities that come with being a club and a team captain," he said.

"Both Charlie and Nicky are excellent characters and that is why I have chosen them.

"As far as Charlie is concerned, this is a fantastic opportunity for him. This is the ideal next step for him in his development, both professionally and personally.

"He really impressed me last season with the way he conducted himself in what was a difficult changing room. He kept his standards high and that showed me he has that focus that you require.

"Nicky will be our club captain, and he has a real affinity with the club. If he was going to join another League 2 club this summer this was the only place he was coming to and that connection is really important in a club captain. He leads by example and is a fantastic character.

"We have a number of leaders in the squad this season who have been captains at previous clubs and that has not happened by accident. We have short, medium and long term plans for the squad and within those plans it is about having a blend and a balance which includes experience as well as youth and potential and it is about developing both as a collective and individually. There is also a requirement for the highest of professional standards and the players know that.

"We have signed some excellent characters so far this summer, we are now developing the culture we require as a squad and the captains and the other leaders within the squad are an important part of that."

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