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LUFC Lonergan - Captaincy my biggest honour

Leeds United goalkeeper Andy Lonergan says it is the biggest honour of his career to be handed the captains armband.

Lonergan has taken over the captaincy in recent weeks following injuries to regular captain Jonny Howson and stand in captain Patrick Kisnorbo.

The 28 year old is delighted to have be handed the role following the injury to Kisnorbo in the game with Burnley at the start of the year.

Speaking on Yorkshire Radio, Lonergan said, "To come here and to be made captain in such a short space of time. It is a great privilege and probably the best honour of my career.

"A captain`s role is not as big as you might think. You should have eleven leaders on the pitch. It is a good role for me and I like to think I lead by example.

"The Barcelona keeper is captain, Real Madrid keeper is captain and Reina is the captain at Liverpool.

"I don`t know why people will moan about it, the keeper is the most vocal player on the pitch."

Leeds have taken seven points from a possible nine since Lonergan took over the captaincy.

With club captain Jonny Howson completing his move to Norwich City and Kisnorbo out for the remainder of the season, Lonergan looks set to remain club captain for the foreseeable future.

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Date:Tuesday January 24 2012

Time: 7:47PM


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