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McIntyre tips Andrew Davies to shine as Ross County captain

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Ross County’s latest signing Andrew Davies has been tipped by manager Jim McIntyre to shine in his new role as club captain after signing a two year deal with the Dingwall side.

Former England Under-21 international Davies made 125 appearances for Bradford City since joining in 2011 [initially on loan]and has now been handed the captaincy at Ross County following the departure of both Richard Brittain and Paul Quinn at the end of last season.

Speaking to the Press and Journal, McIntyre said: “When we lost our two captains, it was something I was keen to find. Although Richard was still club captain, he was out with an injury. We just felt with losing Paul Quinn we needed that leader, that we were missing and we’ve managed to do that. Andrew has got a wealth of experience.

“A lot gets made of the captaincy at times. There were some fantastic pros here from last year who are more than capable of leading us as well. I just feel Andrew has all the attributes required. He’s a natural leader.”

Davies started his playing career as a trainee with Middlesborough back in 2002 and went to make 64 appearances for Boro before leaving in 2007 – not before he had spells on loan to QPR and Derby. Southampton signed him for £1,000,000 in 2007 making just 25 appearances in his year at the south coast side.

He signed for Stoke City in 2008 but failed to break into the first team making just four appearances, before once again heading out on loan to Preston, Sheffield United, Walsall, Middlesborough, Crystal Palace and Bradford. He moved to Bradford permanently in 2012.

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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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