Having been appointed as captain as soon as he arrived at the ProKit UK Stadium, new Bishop’s Stortford skipper Phil Walsh is certainly looking forward to the challenge.

“I’ve captained a side a few times, but it’s the first time I’ve been a club captain” he said

“Generally I’ve been a vice captain. Part of the reason for that is that I played as a centre forward for much of my career, and it’s hard to retain the captaincy up front.

“But I’ve always enjoyed being a captain and I love the responsibility. I have a lot of experience in the non-league game and I think I know what needs to be done to get the best out of people – whether you need to give them tips or little accolades.

“People have said over the last four or five years that the teams I’ve played for have needed a bit more leadership, and I think I’ve been able to bring that to the teams. It wasn’t the case earlier in my career when I was in the pro game but since I’ve been in non-league football I think I’ve been a good leader whether I’ve had the armband or not.

“I feel very confident that I’m up to the challenge for being the Bishop’s Stortford captain.”

Source: www.bsfc.co.uk

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