Brown Appointed Captain

Friday 5 January 2007

Fulham Manager Chris Coleman exclusively revealed to this afternoon that Michael Brown has been handed the Club Captaincy following the departure of Luis Boa Morte to West Ham.

Brown has figured prominently in the heart of midfield this season and has led by example in recent months. His performances for Fulham have made him a firm favourite with the Craven Cottage faithful and his first official outing as Club Captain will be in tomorrow's FA Cup tie against Leicester City.

As Fulham prepared for their trip to the Walkers Stadium, Chris Coleman took time out to confirm his decision and wished former Fulham player, Luis Boa Morte, all the best for the future.

"Michael Brown is an infectious player who’s led by example this season through his performances on the pitch. He's been there for us all season and has possibly been one of the Club's most consistent players. Since he joined Fulham he's been terrific and performed brilliantly in midfield in the absence of a number of injured players - he was the obvious choice to take over as Club Captain.

"I'd also like to wish Luis the best of luck at West Ham as he's been a fantastic servant to Fulham Football Club. We believe it was in the best interests of the Club and the player that if we received the right offer we should accept it.

"Now we must march on and Michael will lead the team out as Captain tomorrow against Leicester City."