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LUFC Snodgrass captain for remainder of season

LUFC Snodgrass captain for remainder of season

New Leeds United boss Neil Warnock made influential midfielder Robert Snodgrass his new captain for the game at Portsmouth on Saturday.

Snodgrass takes over from goalkeeper Andy Lonergan who has led the team since the turn of the year after the injury and then departure of Jonny Howson and the injury to Patrick Kisnorbo.

Warnock says Lonergan was relieved to see the armband passed on to Snodgrass, who is now going to lead the team for the remainder of the season.

Speaking on Yorkshire Radio, Warnock said, "I had a word with Andy. It was nothing against him, I have never known a keeper be captain really and I think he was quite relieved and he has taken it on board, he just wished Snodgrass all the best.

"I said to Snodgrass, you will be captaining us now for the rest of the season and let us see where we go."


Snodgrass was playing in his new role at Portsmouth in behind the striker and he looked a forlorn figure in the first half as the ball bypassed him for much of the 45 minutes.

Warnock felt he came into the game more in the second half and he was unlucky to see an effort ruled out for offside as Leeds had the better opportunities in the second period. "He got frustrated in the first half because we couldn`t get the ball to him. It was like Wacky Races. I thought second half he controlled the game and had a lot more of the ball. He doesn`t need to get frustrated because he is going to create problems. I think he has got an enormous contribution to make," continued Warnock.

Snodgrass is on international duty in midweek as Scotland travel to Slovenia on Wednesday night.

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Writer:Dazza71
Date:Sunday February 26 2012
Time: 9:50AM

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