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Chelsea youngster Kane steps into NEC vice-captain role alongside former Liverpool keeper Jones

Chelsea youngster Todd Kane says he is relishing the role of vice-captain at loan club NEC Nijmegen.

Kane has started 19 of NEC's 22 league matches this season and is lapping up the opportunity for regular first-team football in the Dutch Eredivisie, no less with a new leadership responsibility alongside former Liverpool and Australian keeper Brad Jones.

"It's really good. I am enjoying the experience," Kane told Chelsea's official website.

"The football is great, exactly the same style I got brought up on at Chelsea. I am getting back to the way I play usually and how everybody knows me, which is a good.

"Brad Jones, the former Liverpool keeper, and I were asked to be captain. We had a chat together with the manager and decided it would better for him to do it.

"I would love to have done it but obviously Brad is the more experienced one in the dressing room and I felt people would listen to him more than myself as he's the older pro.

"I'm the vice-captain and I feel privileged because it showed I must be doing something right."

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