Barmby to skipper Tigers
Published : 01 Oct 2009 15:06:00
Veteran midfielder Nick Barmby will captain Hull in the continued absence of injured club skipper Ian Ashbee. Manager Phil Brown has already handed the armband to George Boateng, Michael Turner, Paul McShane and Ibrahima Sonko this season but has now made a permanent choice. Brown said: "It is something that has got Nicky's name written all over it. He has matured into a leader, none more so than over the last couple of years at Hull City." Former England international Barmby, 35, has started just two of Hull's nine first-team games this season, both in the Carling Cup.