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Latest News - 16/07/2017

Watson named club captain.

Local Annan defender Peter Watson has been named as club captain by manager Peter Murphy.

Watson, who was voted player of the year by the fans in 2016, took the captains armband ahead of the BetFred Cup tie against Clyde FC.

The record appearance holder has signed again for what for what is his testimonial year at Galabank and was delighted to accept the honour of club captain.

Speaking to the official website Peter said,

“The manager approached me and asked if I’d be club captain and of course I was delighted to accept. It means a lot firstly coming from Annan to captain my home team is great, a sense of pride comes with it! And also being my 10th year makes it more special for me personally, as I’ve not captained Annan for any great deal of time (a few games when captains in the past were injured or unavailable), its a challenge I’ll step up to as one of the senior players at the club, to try and lead and do my best along with the other senior boys to help the younger players in the squad. So I am very grateful to be given the opportunity by the new manager and his staff and look forward to hopefully a very promising season.”

Peter Murphy commented,

“Since taking the managerial role at Annan Athletic Peter Watson has been a revelation. His attitude to training, relationship with the players and most of all his leadership qualities have set him apart. All this to add to his 10 years of service, shows how much the club and captaincy mean to Peter.

I am looking forward to him thriving in this role on and off the pitch.”

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