Socceroos defender Bailey Wright has been appointed the new skipper of Bristol City.
Wright was confirmed as the new captain of the Championship outfit this week after skippering the side through pre-season.
“It’s an honour. Obviously I’ve had a taste of wearing the armband for some games in pre-season," the 25-year-old told BCTV.
“It’s something I wanted to grow into and make my own. To be given that now is special for me, to be trusted with it by the gaffer and the team.
“Now it’s about an important season for us and doing my best.”
Wright, an 18-time Socceroo, has been at Bristol since January of this year after leaving Preston North End.
“It comes with certain added expectations but as a player, it shouldn’t really change the way I operate," the Melbourne-born defender added.
“We have to all pull in the same direction and if things need sorting out, I’m happy to be the one to grab hold of it and get it sorted.
“We’ve got a great bunch of boys and staff here. It’s great to be part of that.”
Bristol City head coach Lee Johnson added: “He’s a fantastic man and he’s everything we want in a captain.
“He’s strong; physically tough and every day he demands standard, with both the coaches and the players.
“I think we can nurture him into being a legend for the club and a great leader.”