Former St Neots skipper Webb insists he’ll be a leader at King’s Lynn Town even if he isn’t captain
13:00 08 June 2012
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Former St Neots skipper Lewis Webb believes he will be a leader at King’s Lynn Town - even if he doesn’t captain the club next season.
Webb enjoyed a glorious spell while wearing the Cambridgeshire outfit’s armband lifting back-to-back trophies as the Saints charged up to Step Three of the non-league ladder.
However, after returning to The Walks this week, Webb insists it matters little to him whether Ross Watson continues to captain Gary Setchell’s side as he will always look to set an example anyway.
The 22-year-old said: “I’m consistently going to be a player who gets a seven or eight out of 10 in a game.
“You can rely on me and I’ll always encourage other people to try and bring the best out of them. Hopefully I can bring that sort of attitude into the squad.
“I think last season King’s Lynn lacked that little bit of winning mentality in the last 10 minutes of games and that’s ultimately why they finished second.
“I’ve always been a leader from when I was young and I’ll never change. I’ve captained practically every team I’ve played for.
“But it won’t affect me if I’m not Lynn captain because I’ll still play the same and talk the same and do the same things. I’ll be a leader in my own sense.”
Webb’s first spell at The Walks began in June 2009 when Carl Heggs signed him from Peterborough United. He made 17 appearances before his spell with the club was cut short after Lynn were wound up six months later in the High Court.
The tiny but combative player, comfortable in either central midfield or at full back, admits he is relishing his Linnets’ return, even if he’s dropped down a level to make it.
Webb said: “I wanted a new challenge and to freshen things up so it’s why I left St Neots.
“I enjoyed my time here because there’s great fans and it’s definitely a club that is looking to go places and that’s what I want. I’ve got unfinished business here.
“I’m still young and I still want to try and work my way through and play at the highest level possible.
“When I left before we were doing quite well and it was a shame how things ended because I fancied us to go up. Now I’d like to come back and win something.
“I know Sam (Gaughran) from when we were at Peterborough and he’s a good player. I’ve played against the two lads from Long Buckby (Russell Dunkley and Richard Bunting) so they’ll add to the good squad that is here. There’s a good base and I’m excited to get started.”