Saddlers midfield maestro and captain George Dobson is loving the responsibility he has been given of leading the team out each week.
With club captain Adam Chambers out injured for between eight and ten weeks, 20-year-old Dobson has been handed the task of guiding Dean Keates’ men through every game and the midfielder is enjoying every minute of it.
During his eight-and-a-half games as stand-in captain, Dobson has seen his side go unbeaten in seven league games and suffer defeat on just one occasion, on penalties to Macclesfield Town in the second round of the Carabao Cup.
“It is a great honour,” he said.
“For any footballer to be captaining a team is a great honour. I am loving every minute of it.
“I love the faith that the gaffer is putting in me and I am just trying to repay that on the pitch and I will continue to try and do that when I am called upon.
“I started a little bit slow against Barnsley but in the second half I got a little bit better.
“In the first six league games I have been very happy with my performances.
“I am loving playing football every week. For any player my age, that is all you want.
“You want to feel like you are an important part of the team and I feel like that here. I am just loving every minute of it and I will keep giving everything for the football club.”
And Dobson has assured Saddlers fans that the players will continue to give everything ahead of the game against Doncaster Rovers this weekend and for the remainder of the season.
“We have now got to forget about Barnsley but obviously look back at what we did good and what we did bad, take that into Doncaster and hopefully get three points.
“I think you can see when we are out there on the pitch how many bodies are on the line and how hard the boys are fighting for each other.
“You can see the dedication on the pitch and it is the same in training. We are literally giving everything for the team and for the club and we are going to continue to do that for the next 39 league games.”