Date: 19th January 2015 at 12:34pm
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Young defender Sid Nelson was a proud man at the weekend once more, as he skippered the side for the first time.

Despite the result against Ipswich, a three one loss, the 19 year old newly promoted Academy graduate once again had manager Ian Holloway’s faith place in him as he handed him the armband and asked him to lead the lads out.

Speaking to the official site Nelson explained that it was during the pre match meeting the gaffer informed him that he would be captain for the day, and he admits it came as a great shock butt he other lads were fantastic in congratulating him, and then it was a case of letting it sink in so he could focus on his performance.

‘The senior players were all brilliant. They could have wondered what was going on, having such a young captain, but they were right behind me and that was a great help.’

He went on to say that he feels his normal game is as a ‘leader and organiser’ and that’s obviously what Holloway saw in him when making the unexpected decision, so for his game it didn’t actually change how he approached the 90 minutes, but obviously it was a great honour and a great responsibility.

‘I just look up to the likes of Robbo, Dunney and Danny Shittu, who have all been there and done it. It has been an incredible month for me and I probably need to chill and come to terms with it all.’

Nelson has now made four appearances for the first team following his earlier debut this season against Bournemouth.

‘As far as the game went overall, we again had a made five minutes when they scored the two goals, but I thought we responded very well. I really do think that once the new lads have all settled in, and the gaffer’s had the chance to work with the group on the training ground, we won’t be far away from turning the corner. One win is all it will take I’m sure.’

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