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Fraser named new Valiants captain

Tommy Fraser
Tommy Fraser joined Vale from Brighton on a free transfer in June

League Two side Port Vale have named midfielder Tommy Fraser as their captain for the coming season.

The 21-year-old, who signed on a free transfer from Brighton in June, replaces previous skipper Sam Stockley.

Marc Richards has been appointed vice-captain, after leading the side in Stockley's absence last season.

Manager Micky Adams told BBC Radio Stoke: "He's not afraid of getting on the ball, he's very vocal, and has the leadership qualities you want."

Five players - Stockley, Richards, Dave Brammer, Gareth Owen and John McCombe, all wore the armband during the 2008/09 season.

Adams has rotated the captaincy during pre-season, with Fraser, Owen and Richards all leading the team at various stages.



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