WREXHAM have announced the appointment of Ben Tozer as club captain.

The Reds are expanding their leadership team in the dressing room and Tozer will take on the club captain role, backing up Luke Young who remains first-team captain and the man wearing the armband on the pitch.

Centre-back Tozer, 31, who has started all seven games since joining Wrexham in August, was previously club captain at Cheltenham Town.

On his appointment at The Racecourse, Tozer said he was keen to assist back-to-back Player of the Year Young as the players work to keep standards high in the dressing room.

He told the official club website: “Youngy is still the captain but I’ll back him up. I’ll do all the not-so-nice jobs attached to the captaincy!

“He’s got the respect of the changing room and been here for a long time. My role isn’t to step on his toes, I’m backing him up.

“I’m not the fine-master in the dressing room, but I’m big in terms of the standards. Standards around the place need to be high if we want to be successful and that’s what we’re after.”

Manager Phil Parkinson added: “Ben is a player with good leadership qualities. He’ll work with Luke Young and be a good link between the staff and the dressing room too.”