Defender Hayden Mullins spoke of his delight of being given the captain's armband for the 2014.15 season...
The former Birmingham City and West Ham United player signed a one-year deal earlier this summer and after a discussion with Manager Shaun Derry he was given the role.
Mullins spoke to Magpie Player at the club's new training base at Arnold on day one of pre-season.
He said: "It's a brilliant honour. I spoke to the Gaffer a couple of weeks ago and he mentioned it to me. I just hope I can help a few of the younger lads in the squad, along with Alan Smith, who is a brilliant acquisition, and just looking to help as much as I can.
"The club has a lot of quality. Obviously staying up and playing really well has given us all that excitement for the new season and see what could happen this time round.
"I've captained a few sides in the past, we've got a really good group here, so I won't need to say too much and organising. They will tend to look after themselves. I can give them advice or if anyone needs to speak about anything I will be the go-between for the Manager.
"And then in games, just trying to get the boys through it."
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