Lomas Looks Forward

Club Captain Steve Lomas has welcomed the appointment of Glenn Roeder as boss.

"They have decided to keep it in house and it is a great opportunity for  him," he says.

"I think he realised they would want to go for a more high profile man, no disrespect to him. But we haven't seen the best of Glenn yet, only doing the odd session and warm-ups.

"But I know the lads were very impressed with him in that last week of the season, his ideas, and his training.

"I know for certain the players will not be unhappy about him taking over.

"And let's not forget he has been a manger before, and he did very well at Watford.

"Everyone likes and respects Glenn and it will be interesting to see how he takes it on.

"Glenn is ambitious and let's hope it all goes well."

He hopes the fans will back him too and says: "Obviously now he has been appointed fans have got to give him the chance; there is no good going there with an attitude of despondency because it is the board that make the decisions and everyone has got to get behind Glenn, give him a chance, and see where we go.

"Glenn has ideas about what sort of players need to be brought in and he will be judged on that as well.

"And if you look about there aren't too many more managers about at the minute."

As for Joe Cole's - possibly tongue in cheek  - assertion that he wants to be captain, he responds: "Joe is ambitious and that can only be good."