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McNulty to start season as captain

Friday 3rd August 2012
Jimmy McNulty

Jim McNulty will start the season as Barnsley captain, manager Keith Hill has confirmed.


The 27-year-old centre-back has performed the skipper’s role in all the pre-season friendlies and says he is delighted to take the armband.


“This is a massive honour for me and I am absolutely delighted,” McNulty told the Chronicle.


“The gaffer mentioned to me at the start of pre-season that I might be made captain and I wore the armband in friendlies but I was just waiting to hear for sure. I can’t wait to lead the team out in huge games against huge teams like Middlesbrough and Wolves. It will be exciting and daunting.


“A few years ago things were really bleak for me and I have wondered if my career was over a couple of times.”


McNulty joined the club from Brighton  where he endured an injury-plagued spell that was a downpoint in a rollercoaster career. After being released by Everton as a teen, he had to drop into the League of Wales and work part-time as a bricklayer but was given a second chance by Macclesfield then Stockport. He calls the Championship ‘my Premiership’ and says to be captain of a club in English football’s second tier is a career highlight.