MICHAEL Rose hopes he can lead by example after being confirmed as Morecambe’s new captain for the 2017/18 season.
Rose was handed the captain’s armband last week after the departure of Peter Murphy and says he is looking forward to making his mark when the season starts against Cheltenham at the Globe Arena tomorrow.
Rose said: “I came in last year, played a lot of games and settled in quite well but I mentioned to the gaffer through the summer that I wanted to be captain.
“I think the way I play and train will rub off and hopefully influence the rest of the players.
“I am chuffed to be the captain, it’s a big honour for me but now I have to step up and lead the rest of the boys.”
The Shrimps kick off the season tomorrow against Cheltenham at the Globe Arena. Kick off is 3pm.