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Taylor proud to lead Owls

21 September 2012


Martin Taylor has spoken of his pride at being named captain of Wednesday.


The towering centre half succeeds Jose Semedo on armband duty and Taylor is relishing the prospect of skippering the side.


The former Birmingham and Watford man was told of the decision earlier this week and explained:


“I think the manager just wanted to shuffle things around a bit.


“I had been captain at Watford before I came to Wednesday so I think he saw that I’d done the job well there so I could probably come in and do it here to free Jose up to play his game.

“Obviously, it can be a tricky situation if you’re potentially standing on someone’s toe but the gaffer has had a word with Semi, talked in through with him, and he has been absolutely fine with it, he hasn’t had a problem at all.


“I was very proud when the gaffer called me in to tell me, it was great to get that call and it was a fantastic experience on Wednesday night to lead the team out at such a big club as Sheffield Wednesday.”


With the Owls having lost three games on the bounce, Taylor is acutely aware of the need to post a positive result, beginning against Bolton at Hillsborough on Saturday.


He added: “We are all as much aware as the supporters are of the need to get a positive result on the board after three defeats on the bounce so hopefully we can do that on Saturday.


“From my point of view now, I just want to go in and get some motivation into the lads the best I can and have a few words here and there, just doing the normal things that captains do.”

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