Altrincham manager Phil Parkinson has handed Jake Moult the captain’s armband for the upcoming 2017-18 EVO-STIK League season.
The vastly-experienced midfielder, pictured, was confirmed as the club’s new skipper on Monday after forging a reputation as a tough-tackling and hard-working player who loves to pass the ball since arriving from Alfreton Town five years ago.
The 28-year-old takes over from Shaun Densmore, who succeeded Robbie Lawton as skipper in November 2011, as the Robins seek to bounce back from relegation in April. Defender Densmore is staying on to compete with summer signing John Disney for a starting place at right-back.
Former Nantwich Town boss Parkinson, who saw his new charges win 4-2 at Bradford Park Avenue on Saturday, told the club’s official website: “I was swaying towards Jake a couple of weeks ago, and the decision has now been made. I just think he is a true leader, someone who is Altrincham through to the core.
“I do like a central player to be my captain as much as possible. It’s just a thing I’ve got. I know Dens has been captain here a long, long time, but it’s just a little thing I’ve got about the captaincy, wanting a central player.”
He added: “I know I can rely on Dens, if called upon. There are no worries there. He will play a vital role for us this season – I’m sure of that.”