New Hornets skipper Hamilton relishing the role

JPCT 190115 S15030923x  Football. Ryman League South Division - Horsham v Herne Bay-photo by Steve Cobb SUS-150119-112616001
JPCT 190115 S15030923x Football. Ryman League South Division - Horsham v Herne Bay-photo by Steve Cobb SUS-150119-112616001
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New Horsham captain Lewis Hamilton is relishing the chance to take over the armband, but admitted he does feel nervous about the role.

The full-back will be the Hornets’ third skipper of the season with Jamie Cade and Ross Morley both leaving the club since the start of the campaign.

It will be the first time that Hamilton has captained a side in his career and he is looking forward to the new experience.

He said: “It is something that I am looking forward to doing but at the same time I am a little nervous.

“I have never been captain of a side in my whole career so it is going to be a different experience for me.

“I am not the loudest on the pitch so I will need to be more vocal in the role to help the side out.

“We have a lot of youngsters in the team this year and I am one of the more experienced members of the squad so I will be helping others out on and off the field.”

It’s been a difficult campaign for Horsham.

Former boss Gary Charman quit just two weeks ago and the side are now led by interim managers Cliff Cant and Anthony Storey.

Hamilton has been impressed by the pair since they took charge at the club and is confident his side can stay in the Ryman League South.

He added: “Cliff and Anthony have done a good job since coming in but it is still very early days.

“We managed to pick up a win at Carshalton last time out but that is just one win and we know we need a lot more if we are to stay up this year.

“The squad we have here is very talented; it’s just at times this season we have not played as a team but as individuals and I feel that has been our downfall.

“Hopefully, we can get on a good run of form now and I am sure we will be able to get ourselves out of the difficult situation we are in.”