George Dobson to take over captaincy


Manager Dean Holden has confirmed that George Dobson will now wear the captain’s armband.

Jayden Stockley has skippered the Addicks so far this season but the new gaffer explained at his pre-Oxford United press conference that midfielder Dobson will now be taking over the duty.

Holden said: “George is the new captain. I made that decision and spoke to Jayden prior to the game [against Peterborough United]. Obviously as a striker Jayden is essentially judged on scoring goals and creating goals, working hard for the team and being a brilliant teammate. He doesn’t necessarily need the armband for that.

“For me it’s about him focusing on what he can bring to the team as a forward player, really concentrating on that and not having to worry too much about other things away from that. It’s as much of a release for Jayden as it is for Dobbo.

“Dobbo’s a captain-type. He’s not going to perform any differently with the armband on his sleeve but for me he encompasses everything that a Charlton Athletic player is so that’s the reason.

“George is a player I worked with at Walsall a long time ago now,” added Holden. “I know exactly what he’s about as a character and as a person. He’s infectious, he’s 100 per cent in every training session, every game and that can’t be doubted at all.

“There are a number of other players as well that could have taken the armband but I just felt that George was the right option.”

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