Jamie Doran is set to lead from the front this season - as skipper of Workington Town.

The half-back, who has just signed a new deal to keep him at Derwent Park until the end of 2024, will wear the captain’s armband for the new League 1 season.

And he will be assisted by Dec O’Donnell and Stevie Scholey, who were named as vice captains by head coach Chris Thorman.

“I was over the moon,” said Doran on his appointment. “Chris pulled me to one side and said that he had seen a massive improvement in my attitude and willingness to train on my days off.

“I set a goal at the start of the year that I wanted to improve as a person, not just on the field so for Chris to to announce that I was captain, I really was over the moon.”

And Doran hopes to lead from the front for Town as they look to fight for promotion.

“Hopefully I can hold this position for many years and I want to take the club up in the leagues, we are striving for the Championship,” he added.

Doran was also full of praise for O’Donnell and Scholey, adding: “It is great to have that bit of experience with Dec, he’s played for Ireland and Wigan Academy.

“Then Stevie has been here since I came six years ago and he is definitely a leader both on and off the pitch. He is a great bloke and this is very well deserved.”