This & That

Jack Ross has been chatting about the captaincy of SAFC, why he handed it to Max Power against Peterborough and how there are lots of other leaders on the pitch. “Max deserved it in terms of the players that were available on Tuesday because of the way he trains every single day, how he is around the group and the standards he sets on the pitch as well. I think, around the group, we have a number of players who can take on that role and I wanted that. George has done the job fantastically well for me as a young man (he is 24 years-old), but he’ll know that he’s got good support around him in Max and Catts and Glenn, Jack (Baldwin) – guys that have all done it – and Jon McLaughlin, who is experienced. These guys have all got good leadership attributes in different ways and Max was chuffed. That’s pleasing for me as a manager as it’s always interesting to see their reaction and he was honoured to do it. I think that was reflected in his performance.”

Due to injuries and suspensions, Ross utilised Benjamin Kimpioka against Peterborough and rates the young striker highly. “Benji is an enigma at times. He has really good attributes to his game, so it’s about trying to piece it all together. He only played half of the [under-23] game on Monday night, as we knew he was going to be on the bench and may have to play a part. I’m delighted for him that he's make his league debut, as it’s a big thing for a young man. Even in those few minutes on the park he showed he’s got attributes that, if he keeps working hard when he’s with the under-23s, he’s got every chance of getting more opportunities as the season unfolds.”