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Phil Jagielka: Everton captaincy is a "massive honour"

Jagielka: Captaincy is a
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Everton defender Phil Jagielka says that it is a "massive honour" to see his name added to a plaque listing all of the club's captains.

Phil Jagielka has described being made Everton captain as a "massive honour", having seen his name added to a plaque listing the club's previous skippers.

The defender was confirmed as captain for the coming season in April, following Phil Neville's announcement that he would be leaving the club in the summer.

The 30-year-old told the team's website: "I've not been in [the Captains Table suite] before and when I got invited in to see my name up on the board I wasn't sure what to expect.

"But obviously walking in and unveiling my name underneath Phil [Neville]'s from the previous years and all the other legends who have been captain before, it's a massive honour.

"The staff around the place are always talking about past players, past captains and it's nice now that my name will be up there, hopefully for quite a few seasons. As I say, it's a massive honour to get my name put up there with so many Everton legends."

Jagielka joined the Toffees from Sheffield United in 2007.

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Everton's Phil Jagielka in action on April 13, 2013
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