Rochdale make Lee Mitchell captain for 2019

Rochdale have appointed forward Lee Mitchell as the club’s captain for the 2019 season.

Mitchell, who made his Hornets’ debut in 2017, has taken on the role, having picked it up from the departed Luke Adamson midway through last season.

Ben Moores, who has been at the club since 2015, has been named vice-captain. The club’s longest serving player has recently signed a two-year contract extension.

On appointing Mitchell as captain, Rochdale coach Carl Forster commented: “Mitch was absolutely the right choice for the captaincy.

“He took up the role partway through the 2018 season and is a natural leader. He’s a good talker and conducts himself well on and off the field. He is respected by his peers and staff and has great experience within the game.

“What you see is what you get with Ben. He is tough, aggressive and a real competitor. He’s a leader and isn’t afraid to challenge he sees fit.

“He is an old head on young shoulders with a great knowledge of the game and he will excel as a vice-captain.”