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STEVE FOSTER IS NEW TEAM CAPTAIN
15/August/2010 21:06:32


Foster named team captain
mansfieldtown.net, Mon 09 Aug 2010
We are delighted to announce local hero Steve Foster as our new team captain.

http://www.mansfieldtown.net/page/NewsDetail/0,,10325~2116307,00.html

Foster, a winner of three promotions, was informed of the news in front of his team-mates at this morning's training session. Midfielder Tyrone Thompson is the new vice-captain.

Manager David Holdsworth told mansfieldtown.net: "Steve is Mansfield through and through. He understands the Town and its expectations and that is one of the reasons why I brought him here.

"Last season, the defence needed someone of his capabilities and has the responsibility this season of running a tight ship in defence.

"He will lead by example, both on and off the pitch. He has the respect of the players," he added.

Said Steve Foster: "I am proud (to be the new team captain). I was buzzing when I came back and am even more so now I have been given this honour."

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Foster handed captain's armband at Mansfield Town
Evening Post, 9 Aug 2010
STEVE Foster has today been named Mansfield Town's captain for the new season.

http://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/mansfieldtown/Foster-handed-captain-s-armband-Mansfield-Town/article-2506513-detail/article.html?

The 35-year-old defender, back at his hometown club, is set to lead the side out against Forest Green on Saturday.

Boss David Holdsworth has kept his preferred choice under wraps during pre-season, opting to share the armband around.

But he was delighted to give Foster the nod, having helped three of his previous clubs to promotion.

Midfielder Tyrone Thompson has been given the responsibility of vice-captain.

"Steve is Mansfield through and through," said Holdsworth. "He understands the town and its expectations and it's one of the reasons I brought him here.

"Last season the defence needed someone of his capabilities and he has the responsibility this season of running a tight ship in defence.

"He will lead by example both on and off the pitch. He has the respect of the players."

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Mansfield captain Foster can boost defensive record, says boss
Evening Post, 11 Aug 2010
STEVE Foster's appointment as captain can help reduce the number of goals Mansfield Town concede, David Holdsworth insisted today.

http://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/mansfieldtown/Mansfield-captain-Foster-boost-defensive-record-says-boss/article-2518953-detail/article.html?

The Stags boss has frequently expressed his desire to address the club's defensive record for the forthcoming campaign.

While only three teams scored more than Mansfield's 69 goals in the Blue Square Bet Premier last season, none in the top half conceded more than their 60.

But Holdsworth believes Foster's leadership and organisational skills can spark significant improvement.

The experienced central defender, 35, won successive promotions at Doncaster, later went up with Scunthorpe and also skippered Darlington.

"Fozzie is a mature man and has the respect of the dressing room for what he has achieved," said Holdsworth.

"It was obvious to me at the end of last season we needed a leader – we didn't have enough of them at the back.

"Hopefully, Steve's influence and maturity on the pitch, as well as his own defensive ability, can help us cut down those errors."

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Foster named new Stags captain
CHAD.co.uk, 09 August 2010, By Submitted Report
MANSFIELD TOWN have unveiled fans favourite Steve Foster as the side's new team captain.

http://www.chad.co.uk/stags/Foster-named-new-Stags-captain.6465198.jp

Foster, a winner of three promotions, was informed of the news in front of his team-mates during Monday morning's training session. Midfielder Tyrone Thompson is the new vice-captain.

Manager David Holdsworth told http://www.mansfieldtown.net: "Steve is Mansfield through and through. He understands the Town and its expectations and that is one of the reasons why I brought him here.

"Last season, the defence needed someone of his capabilities and he has the responsibility this season of running a tight ship in defence.

"He will lead by example, both on and off the pitch. He has the respect of the players," he added.

Said Steve Foster: "I am proud (to be the new team captain). I was buzzing when I came back to the club and am even more so now I have been given this honour."

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