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New skipper must fight for place

23 Jul 2009 07:05:33

New skipper must fight for place

The former Ipswich defender was handed the armband on Wednesday as successor to Rob Jones who has moved to Scunthorpe. Hogg, 24, was signed from Ipswich by former Hibs boss Tony Mowbray just over four years ago and led the team out on several occasions last season when Jones was injured. However, Hughes insists the captaincy does not bring with it automatic selection. "Just because someone has an armband, it doesn't mean to say he is going to be a regular in your team," the Hibees boss said. "It is a privilege and an honour to be captain of the club but that doesn't mean to say that you are always on the team sheet. "You have to earn that right, and that goes for everyone. "But certainly Chris fits the bill of being a captain. "It's a natural progression for him and up until this point, he will be certainly in my team. "I feel the captain has to be the embodiment of a club, someone who has got to be a positive influence and someone who leads the way for players to follow."


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