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McNulty named York City Captain

By Dan Simmonite | 2nd August 2019

Today we can announce that Steve McNulty has been named club captain for the 2019-20 season.

The 35-year-old was selected by manager Steve Watson earlier today to lead his side after signing the no-nonsense centre half from newly promoted League One club Tranmere Rovers this summer.

The new skipper has won six promotions with four different clubs - Barrow, Fleetwood Town, Luton Town, and Tranmere - and has clocked up nearly 600 career appearances in the process – leading Watson to make the tough decision.

“We handed the captains armband around in pre-season looking to see how players reacted,” explained Watson.

“With Steve [McNulty] it’s like having another coach out on the pitch, he helps the back four, he’s a proven leader and has won promotion at various levels.

With the new skipper decided for the new season, Watson was also quick to praise those who held the armband in pre-season adding: “Jordan [Burrow] has not done a lot wrong and can step into the role if required.

“As well as Newts (Sean Newton), Bondy (Andy Bond), we have a lot of leaders in our team which is a good thing.”

McNulty will take the role officially at tomorrow’s game against Altrincham, with the Minstermen kicking off their campaign at Moss Lane – 3pm kick off.

Elsewhere today, Watson has added 19-year-old prospect Harry Spratt to his arsenal, an ex-Manchester United and Huddesfield Town academy player who will join up with the first team subject to FA and National League approval.

Watson added: “We have great experience in our squad, but [Spratt] is something different.

“He’s done a lot of things in training that I like and has a good football stock in his family.”

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