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Sanchez happy to name McBride as Fulham captain

Fulham boss Lawrie Sanchez is delighted with the appointment of Brian McBride as new club captain.

He told "Brian's the new Captain for the season and he's an excellent professional. I didn't want to give it to someone who'd just come into the Club and he was head and shoulders above other candidates after Michael Brown left.

"He's a great professional and elder statesman in that respect but you wouldn't realise it on the pitch. He covers more ground than anyone else - and he's someone that is respected by the other players. There was an opportunity after Michael left to look around and I just thought it's something that would suit Brian at this stage of his career."

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