Rotherham United: Breaking - Lee Frecklington named new Millers captain

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Rotherham United have named midfielder Lee Frecklington as their new skipper.

Manager Steve Evans has reacted to the club's poor start to their Championship season by taking the armband off Greg Halford after just five league games.

Frecklington, a hero of the Millers' rise from League Two and their longest-serving player, takes over with immediate affect.

Evans said: “I have had many conversations with Greg Halford about the captaincy, and I felt that if we freed him from the extra burden of responsibility then he would have more time to work on his individual game. Greg has accepted the decision like a professional, and knows that his experience is still a valued asset to this squad.

“Lee was first and foremost very humbled to have been asked to lead the team, and didn’t have to think twice before accepting.

"Lee knows the club inside out. I am very pleased for the lad. He has been with us through the League Two and League One days, and I know that this is something that will be right up there among his many achievements with the club.

"With the benefit of hindsight, I have to accept I made the wrong decision with the captaincy at the start of the season. I have never been afraid to make a decision or to indeed recognise when I have got something wrong."