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Scunthorpe United confirm key squad decision ahead of 2021/22 season



Harry Davies has been appointed as Scunthorpe United’s first-team captain for the 2021-22 season.

Davies only arrived at The Sands Venue Stadium this summer, but his impact off the pitch was enough to convince manager Neil Cox to give the defender the armband for the season.

Cox explained the decision to make Davies captain when speaking to iFollow Iron: “He’s always been a leader, and he’s come into this football club and led by example. He’s trained, organised and spoken to everyone really well. I think he’s at the right stage of his career for this, and he’ll be a good captain for this football club.

“I’ve been really impressed by what he’s brought off the field, but he’s also a leader on the pitch who knows when to scream and shout, when it’s the right time to talk to people, and also when to pull people aside and help them out.

“He’s a leader and that’s what we want. While he’s captain, everyone else has to lead by example as well, and he starts it off for me.”

The 29-year-old has already been named captain numerous times throughout preseason, and will continue to wear the armband when the campaign gets underway this weekend.

Davis spoke of his delight to iFollow Iron: “I’m delighted and really pleased to be named captain. It’s a big commitment and I thank the gaffer for giving it to me and trusting me with it.

“I’m looking forward to the role. I have previous experience of it with Crewe, having done it for a few years there, and have stepped in at previous clubs after that as well.

“It’s something I really enjoy. I feel it’ll get the best out of me, and my job’s to get the best out of everyone else as well.

“I will give my all for the football club and try to help us improve on and off the pitch.”

The defender has picked up an impressive 300 appearances so far in his career, with the majority of those coming in the third and fourth tiers of English football.

The Verdict

Facing another season in League Two, Scunthorpe will be looking for leaders to help them regroup and push for promotion back to League One. The signing of Davies adds years of leadership experience to the Scunthorpe backline.

Whilst he may be new, he possesses all the traits of a great captain and is the perfect fit to replace former skipper Jordan Clarke.

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