Date: 24th July 2016 at 9:22pm
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Robbie Weir’s not only a new arrival at Leyton Orient this summer the former Burton midfielder has been confirmed as the new captain as well.

Weir left Burton at the end of his contract, having helped the Brewers to back-to-back promotions from League 2 into the Championship, with him snapped up by Andy Hessenthaler.

He’s been confirmed as the new Orient captain with fellow arrival Liam Kelly put down as his vice-captain with experienced defender Nicky Hunt installed as the O’s club captain.

Commenting on the captains appointment Hessenthaler told the Official Website.

‘We know what Robbie`s pedigree was like before he came to the club and we spoke to people regarding Robbie as a person, but once we got him into the building you could see what he would bring to the team. He`s an organiser and a talker, while he also demands the best from himself and the rest of his teammates. He has got all the attributes to be a good captain for the football club.’


‘The captain is your leader, but for me for us to achieve our goals this year we have got to have 11 leaders when they cross that white line. We`ve given the role to Robbie to lead the team but I am expecting a lot from every individual out there this season.’

With Kelly and Hunt vastly experienced, and having held captaincy roles at previous clubs they back up Weir well.

The trio will work well together with Hessenthaler finishing by saying.

‘Everyone has got roles to play at the football club, both on and off the pitch. Liam is an experienced lad and he`s a good back up for Robbie, but with both of them on the pitch they are going to be good captains together. We have made Nicky club captain and again he has lots of experience. He will be perform a vital role both on and off the pitch. I think it is a good trio and I am looking forward to working with them over the course of the season.’

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