Barnsley midfielder, Mike Bahre, has opened up on the responsibility of being the new captain of the club following a permanent transfer in the summer.
The 23-year-old spent last season on loan at the Reds from Hannover 96 and has never been appointed captain of a club.
Despite being so young, he’s still one of the more experienced players in Daniel Stendel’s youthful dressing room. The club have started the season in a rather mediocre manner having picked up five points from their opening six games.
Speaking to the Sheffield Star about his new role and importance in the dressing room, Bahre said: “It is a new thing for me. I have to get experience for it, but I think I have done alright.
“Everybody is helping, everybody is happy for me. It’s not like I am the leader now, we have a good group. That is one of our main strengths.
“I don’t think a captain should be shouting at anyone.
“With my attitude on and off the pitch, even if there are some days where nothing really happens or nothing works, you can still work hard. I think that is why I can be an example.”
It’s such a young squad at Barnsley, that it becomes quite a risk to make a 23-year-old the captain of the club. He enjoyed a fine season last year and has clearly become a fan favourite so it’s only right if Stendel thinks he’s the man to make him skipper.
It must be a great honour for the midfielder, and I’ve only heard good things about him off the pitch. It’ll be interesting to see how he can cope with the pressures of the Championship.
He’s right in saying everyone has their own strengths and it’s interesting how he wants to communicate his leadership by showing that he can work hard rather than shouting at his team-mates.