We can confirm that Olly Lancashire has been named as Team Captain for the forthcoming season.
Manager Keith Hill confirmed the news at Monday night's fans forum.
The 25-year-old defender wore the armband on numerous occasions last season in the absence of Peter Cavanagh, and Hill admits it was a natural choice.
“It’s a natural choice from a Manager’s perspective as well as the squad’s perspective," said Hill. "The players really relate to Oliver and they’ve got a lot of respect for him as a player and as a leader.
"He’s integral in the changing rooms, he’s my type of central defender and I think it was a natural transition for him. He will be respected and appreciated, as he already is, by all the players in the squad.
“We obviously have leadership qualities all over the pitch, but for me, it’s a privilege to give the honour of wearing the Captain’s armband to Oliver Lancashire."