Fleetwood Town are delighted to announce fans’ favourite Brendan Wiredu has been appointed club captain.
Wiredu – who has recently penned a new two-and-a-half-year deal with the club which will see him stay at Town until the summer of 2026 – will lead Charlie Adam’s side for the rest of the campaign and will wear the armband for the first time against Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday afternoon.
The 24-year-old has been a consistent performer in the side throughout his 18 months on the Fylde Coast, making more than 50 appearances in that time, and has won the Player of the Month award on multiple occasions, as well as being nominated for the League One Player of the Season award by North West Football Awards last campaign.
On the appointment, Brendan said: “It’s an absolute honour to be given the armband, especially at my age and amongst a team of top experienced players at the club that I still learn from daily. The continued faith the club and manager have given me to take this role is something I’m happy with.
“The first thing I did was get on the phone with my family and agent, who are extremely proud of this achievement. It’s now time to look to the rest of the season and continue to leave everything on the pitch every game and make my teammates, fans, and the town proud.”
Head coach Charlie Adam was full of praise for the versatile player, adding: “Brendan is a player who has hugely impressed me since I arrived at the club, not only with his consistently high performances on the pitch but also how he applies himself off it. In tough times, he's stood up to be counted and has been a real leader on the pitch in the way he plays.
“He's a player who is attracting a lot of interest from clubs in higher divisions and that's no surprise to me from what I've seen so far. The fact he recently signed a long-term deal was a huge boost to everyone at the football club - I expect to see him grow even more now with the captain's armband.”
Congratulations to you Brendan, our new skipper!