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Amie’s armband delight

31 August 2014

Rovers Ladies midfielder Amie Fleming has expressed her delight after being named captain for the 2014-15 season.

The former Liverpool Ladies star only joined the club in September, but made such a positive impression on manager Gemma Donnelly that she has been handed the armband. 

Amie hopes to take her new responsibilities in her stride and lead the new-look Ladies team to a successful season.

"I was very pleased, but a little bit shocked, because I only came in midway through last season and there are a lot of former players here who have spent numerous years with the club," she said.

"But I'm delighted with what Gemma saw in me. It's a massive responsibility, but the captaincy is only an armband and I don't want it to affect my performances. That said, I know I need to step up to the plate in terms of my communication and leadership, so I will take it as it comes.

"On and off the field, it's important that the whole squad is as one. I want to make sure that everyone is on the same page, has the same mentality and is ready to go in every game. 

"We've got a much stronger squad this season and we are certainly in it to win it. We didn't get off to the best of starts, but we move on and I am still confident we can have a positive season."

Donnelly said: "Amie epitomises everything that Blackburn Rovers is as a club. She's hard working, skilful, committed, a great role model and a genuinely nice character. She has been given the task of leading an experienced team, but I have no doubt she will be an excellent leader."

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