Barmby takes on Tigers role

01 October 2009 12:18
Former England forward Nicky Barmby has been named as the new captain of Hull City, with Ian Ashbee out of action due to a long-term injury. Thirty-five-year-old Barmby will take on his new role starting against Wigan Athletic this weekend. Tigers boss Phil Brown told the club's official website: "This is something that has got Nicky's name written all over it. "He has matured into a leader, never more so than over the last couple of years at Hull City. "He's had a lot of close relationships with managers during his career and I feel as though I have got a close relationship with him. "We speak frankly about things and we share things, never more so than about what is happening at Hull City at the moment. "He is a strong enough character in the dressing room."

Source: ESA