Reading defender Liam Moore has expressed his pride at being named the club captain ahead of the 2019/20 EFL Championship season.
The 26-year-old wore the armband for the majority of last season, standing in for the injured Paul McShane, and has now been awarded the full-time captaincy of the Royals.
"I'm extremely proud. It's a role I wanted, I didn't shy away from that," he told his club’s official website.
"When I got told on Thursday or Friday, it was a massive relief and a great sense of pride as well.
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"It's not just for me, it's for my family. They've known for a long time that it's a role that I wanted to fill - it's another dream of mine ticked off.
"As captain, you've got to lead the team - I believe I can do that. I've got a never-say-die attitude that I'm going to try and install into the young guys coming into the team as well.
"I think I'm reliable - that's a big thing. My teammates can look to the side and know I'm there, no matter how the game's going, I'll always be there.
"I just want to lead the team to the highest possible finish we can achieve. We have two weeks together, it's an unbelievable opportunity for the young lads.
"It's something you dream of as a young lad coming up. It's the perfect opportunity to show yourself, and they've got to take it with both hands."