'Honour' for McAuley to lead Blues

GARETH McAuley today expressed his honour at captaining Ipswich Town for the first time.

Elvin King

GARETH McAuley today expressed his honour at captaining Ipswich Town for the first time.

But Blues manager Jim Magilton insists that the player to take over from Jason De Vos as skipper at Portman Road has still to be decided.

McAuley, signed from Leicester City this summer, showed considerable authority as Ipswich came from behind to draw 1-1 with League Two Gillingham at the Priestfield Stadium last night.

He is favourite to fill De Vos' boots having taken over the number four shirt from the Canadian who has returned to his home country since the end of last season.

McAuley said: “It is an honour to captain any club, and it certainly was to lead Ipswich Town on to the field.”

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