Brown hails White impact

Southend manager Phil Brown has lauded summer signing John White after installing him as new club captain.

Last Updated: 25/07/13 at 13:06

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White, who spent nine years at Colchester before arriving at Roots Hall last month, has impressed the former Hull manager with his attitude during pre-season and will take the armband for the new term.

"John conducts himself well on and off the pitch and I think he will be a good captain for us," Brown told the Southend Echo.

"He's not afraid to get stuck in and he still has a black eye from when he did exactly that against Chelmsford City.

"It wasn't an easy decision to make because there were a lot of candidates to pick from, but I wanted to make it a Phil Brown Southend side by choosing someone who I signed."

The 26-year-old defender becomes the Shrimpers' third summer signing as Brown hopes to make a return to League One in his first full season in charge.

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