Fresh from being named captain of Bristol City for the new English Championship season, Caltex Socceroos defender Bailey Wright led his side to an opening day victory.
Former skipper Aaron Wilbraham made a surprise switch to rivals Bolton Wanderers last week, with manager Lee Johnson selecting Wright as the man to lead the Robins this season.
“It's a real honour,” Wright told local reporters after being unveiled as captain.
“I take a lot of pride in that.
“I like to think of myself as someone who's a bit of a leader and someone who likes to lead by example and do the right things and be a good professional.
“To be given that responsibility from the team, from the gaffer and the management and the club is massive for me,” said Wright.
ROBINS OFF TO A FLIER
Wright's City side hosted Barnsley in their opening game of the new season, scoring three times in the first half hour to set up a 3-1 victory.
Midfielder Bobby Reid bagged a brace with Senegalese striker Famara Diedhiou adding the other.
City will host Plymouth in their next Championship game on Wednesday morning (AEDT).
NO COMPLACENCY AS CAPTAIN
Fresh from featuring in all three of Australia's games at the Confederations Cup, Wright is part of an experienced squad at City, with real competition for places.
“We've got some good choices haven't we?
“That shows, for me, depth and strength in a team and competitiveness.
“Any one of us can step out on the pitch and do a job.
“That's the sign of a good team,” he added.
Wright is certain to be a key part of the Caltex Socceroos squad for their crucial upcoming World Cup qualifiers.
They face Japan away on August 31, before returning home to meet Thailand in Melbourne to finish the group qualification phase.
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