Charlton Athletic have announced that Chris Solly will be taking over the role of first team club captain for the 2018/19 season.
In a statement on the Charlton Athletic website, at Addicks formally announced that the 27-year-old will take over captaining duties from retiring Johnnie Jackson for their upcoming League One campaign.
The right back, who acted as vice-captain last season, has been at The Valley since joining the youth team as a child, and made 27 appearances for the Red Army in a campaign that saw them finish sixth in England’s third tier.
Solly stated: “I’ve been a professional at Charlton for over 10 years now and it’s an honour to be named as club captain. Offering advice to our young players is something I have really enjoyed these last few years and my new role will enable me to do even more of that.
The 30-year-old defender Jason Pearce will be wearing the armband on match days, and will act as team captain for the upcoming season.
Solly continued: “I obviously won’t be wearing the armband on a match day but that won’t affect the way that I play on the pitch. I’ve always given 100 per cent for this club and that will never change.
“Pearcey is a great guy and a great leader. We have a brilliant relationship and I’ll always be there to offer my support to him.”
Despite not wearing the armband on match days, it is a lovely touch by Charlton to announce Chris Solly, who has only ever played for the Addicks, as their new captain.
Jason Pearce, who will lead the team out on the opening day, is a strong captain, having captained all his former sides, so a combination of the two should work well.
Lee Bowyer will be looking to improve on his sides sixth place finish in League One last season, and perhaps bolster their squad in the next coming weeks.