'Privileged' Jacob Cane handed Weston-super-Mare captaincy
PUBLISHED: 15:59 11 January 2018
Jacob Cane feels ‘privileged’ after being awarded the Weston-super-Mare captaincy in the wake of former skipper Dayle Grubb’s departure.
Combative midfielder Cane led the team in the 3-1 victory Gloucester City on Saturday, but yesterday (Wednesday) he was appointed full-time captain by manager Marc McGregor.
The former Exeter City prospect has played in all but three of the Seagulls’ 24 league games so far this season, and takes over from Grubb after his move to League Two side Forest Green Rovers.
The 23-year-old said: “It is a big role to take on after the departure of Grubby; he was so influential over the many years he was here.”
McGregor described Cane as a ‘pivotal’ member of his squad.
The Seagulls boss said: “His experience will be invaluable in helping to lead the team to maintain our current good form.”
Cane, who has made 120 league appearances for the Woodspring Stadium club, scoring seven goals in the process, hopes he can repay the faith of his gaffer.
Cane, who led the team against Gloucester City on Saturday, added: “I feel privileged that Macca [Marc McGregor] has entrusted me with the captaincy. I hope I am able to do a good job, helping the team as best I can and to carry on the good form we are currently enjoying.
“We are not far off where we want to be and there is some real belief at the club from everybody.
“The fans have been brilliant and also share our confidence and belief, and we as a team want to use on to where we want to be come the end of the season.”
Cane is set to captain the Seagulls in their FA Trophy clash with Workington at the Woodspring Stadium on Saturday, knowing a win would put the Seagulls within three rounds of a Wembley final.