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Tait: "It's an honour and privilege"

By Ian Appleyard | 4th September 2018

Joe Tait has expressed his pride at being handed the City captaincy by caretaker-manager Sam Collins.

Former Spennymoor Town centreback Tait, who has worn the captain's armband for Collins' first three games in charge, said: "I am so proud to be representing the club and to be given the privilege of wearing the armband and lead the lads out is an honour.

"I just hope I can make the club and the fans proud and, hopefully, we can have a successful season."

Although Tait says Collins' style of play is 'different' to what he is used to, he feels the players are responding in a positive manner to the change.

"He instills confidence in you. We are embracing what he is trying to implement here," he said. "The message is just be brave and go express yourselves. I think the longer he is in charge, the better we are going to get."

With no fixture this weekend due to the postponement of the game at Nuneaton Borough, City have a fortnight to prepare for the home game against Kidderminster Harriers on Saturday September 15.

"The last thing we want to do is miss games. It's going to be really tough this week but so it should be. We need to be ready for Kidderminster and - believe you me - we will be," he said.

Photo: City captain Joe Tait evades a sliding challenge from Harry White during last weekend's league game against Hereford FC. Photo courtesy of Steve Niblett/Hereford FC.

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