Sean Penkywicz appointed Rochdale captain

Sean Penkywicz has been appointed as Rochdale’s captain for the 2020 League 1 season.

Head coach Matt Calland has confirmed his 2020 captains, with Rochdale’s number nine taking the lead role.

Andy Lea, who captained Thatto Heath and Lancashire BARLA before making the move to Hornets, has been appointed as vice-captain, while winger Shaun Ainscough will be club captain.

“Sean is probably the most experienced player in the squad,” said Calland.

“I’ve coached him before at Halifax where he was captain there as well. He leads by example and you know what you’re getting from him.

“He’s coming to the twilight of his career so we have to be careful what he does in training, but I know come game day that he’s going to give 110%. He leads right from the front which is what you want.

“Andy has come in with a great attitude. He talks well, his attitude is spot on. He will be supporting Penky.

“Shaun is another experienced member in the squad and he leads by example and he’s a popular member. He always leads from the front on game day, he always gets in double figures in his carries and he always gets us in the front foot.”

Rochdale host the British Army Rugby League this Sunday in the Challenge Cup, with reduced tickets of £5 for service personnel with a services ID.

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