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Tom Hopper announced as captain for 2022/23

28 July 2022

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Tom Hopper has been confirmed as City's captain for the 2022/23 season.

After two-and-a-half years as an Imp, the striker takes on the armband following Liam Bridcutt’s departure this summer and says he is honoured to do so.

He said: “It’s a role I’m really looking forward to playing within the team, and it’s a massive honour to have been asked.

“I don’t think it’s going to change how I go about my business, but I’m proud to lead the boys on and off the pitch, and it’s something I’m really looking forward to doing.

“There’s a variety of characters in the group which is brilliant and what we need. I’ve been in the young lads’ position; I’ll always be available to talk with a captain’s armband on or not. That’s a role I still like to play in this group."

With the season opener against Exeter drawing closer, Hopper says he is ready to walk out as captain in a competitive game for the first time.

He added: “I can’t wait, especially for the first game to be at home as well, it’s always nice, and we’re looking forward to seeing supporters back in their numbers.

“I’ve said it so many times that the atmosphere around the ground is brilliant. It felt like a long break this year for some reason, even though pre-season has flown by, so now we’re looking forward to being back home.”

Tickets to watch Hopper lead City out for the first time against Exeter on Saturday July 30 can be purchased here

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