Scott Dann gains Blackburn Rovers captaincy

Dann gains Blackburn captaincy
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Scott Dann replaces Danny Murphy as the new captain of Blackburn Rovers.

Scott Dann has been appointed the new captain of Championship side Blackburn Rovers.

The responsibility had been held by Danny Murphy ever since he joined the club last summer on a free transfer from Premier League outfit Fulham.

However, the experienced midfielder has not featured on a regular basis under new manager Michael Appleton, who has now decided that centre-back Dann is the player to lead his team.

"It was a difficult decision to make but I think it is one that is going to benefit everyone," Appleton told reporters.

"Danny took it very professionally as I expected him to do. He's an experienced player, these things happen, and you have to make these decisions sometimes.

"Moving forward I think it is going to be the best thing for the football club as a whole. Scott is someone who leads by example and I think his two performances since he took over the role have been magnificent."

Dann signed for Rovers in 2011 following a stint with Birmingham City.

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