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Skipper Sid so proud

17 January 2015

Big honour for young centre back

In spite of the result against Ipswich, it was another proud day for centre back Sid Nelson, given the skipper's armband by boss Ian Holloway at the age of just 19.

He said: "The gaffer just said in the pre-match meeting that he wanted me to be captain, and it did come as a shock at the time. But the other lads all came up and shook my hand, and after I'd taken a bit of time to let it sink in, I just went out there and played my normal game.

"The senior players were all brilliant. They could have wondered what was going on, having such a young captain, but they were right behind me and that was a great help.

"On the pitch, my normal game is to be a bit of a leader and organiser anyway so once the game started it wasn't a massive difference for me. I just look up to the likes of Robbo, Dunney and Danny Shittu, who have all been there and done it. It has been an incredible month for me and I probably need to chill and come to terms with it all.

"As far as the game went overall, we again had a mad five minutes when they scored the two goals, but I thought we responded very well. I really do think that once the new lads have all settled in, and the gaffer's had the chance to work with the group on the training ground, we won't be far away from turning the corner. One win is all it will take I'm sure."

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