Luton Town stalwart Jake Howells has backed new Hemel Town captain James Potton to lead the Tudors to glory.
The versatile Howells, who has made more than 300 appearances for the Hatters, took to Twitter to congratulate Potton on his appointment as skipper.
He posted: “Fully deserved @JPotton22 been given the armband - will lead the hometown to success. They couldn’t have given it to a better man.”
Howells has strong Hemel roots, having grown up in the town and represented Hemel Town FC at youth level.
Potton was a surprise choice of captain, but manager Dean Brennan is confident that his new skipper can lead the club forward.
“We are delighted to have a local lad as captain – it’s very important to have that local influence in the squad,” said the Tudors boss.
“He was surprised because he is quite a quiet lad, but I think that he gets a lot of respect within our group of players. The players all know that he has the most ability at the football club, and it’s my job to be able to get it out of him for the better of the team.
“Potton knows our values, knows our beliefs; he’s on the same wavelength and footballing intelligence as the management team and that’s a big reason behind why we have chosen him as captain.”