Doc looking to lead by example
NEW Wanderers skipper Gary Doherty says he wants to lead by example in a bid to boost team spirit.
He wants Blues to get off to a good start to their upcoming League Two campaign and believes high morale levels will be key to that.
Doherty said: "You want to get a good team morale. It was tough last year because we were losing a lot of games. That hurt morale. Hopefully this season we'll get off to a good start, get morale high and take it from there.
"It's a very proud thing for me to wear the armband and lead the lads out. I want to be a captain that leads by example and put in some good performances - that's what I'll be looking to do."
The former international was one of six signings brought in by Blues boss Gary Waddock within 24 hours of the club's transfer embargo being lifted.
He said ex-Gillingham man Dennis Oli has caught his eye and he's impressed with the rest of the new faces to have arrived at Adams Park.
He said: "Everyone else has settled in really well. You look at the team and it's about gelling on and off the pitch now.
"We've got quite a lot of pre-season fixtures, which I think is good because you need your match fitness."
Doherty added: "It's about getting back into the swing of things. I think games will help, we're flat out with games Saturday/Tuesday/Saturday. I think come York we'll be really prepared."