Darlington defender Matthew Clarke is proud to have been handed the captaincy following Craig Liddle's retirement.
Clarke has made 127 league appearances for Darlington
"It's something you dream about," the 24-year-old told his club's website.
"It's nice to get it off such a good player as Craig, and I'll wear that armband with pride and honour.
"And we'll be hard to beat at the back this season - Shelton Martis looks tremendous, while Joey Hutchinson has come back from injury and done well."