TADCASTER Albion have named Simon Russell as the Brewers’ new club captain following the departure of skipper Michael Ingham.

Corey Roper has been named as his vice-captain.

In his 18-year career, high-energy midfielder Russell has racked up more than 500 senior matches and scored more than 50 goals.

Born in Hull, the 36-year-old began his career with Hull City before moving to York City, with whom he played in the 2009 FA Trophy final at Wembley.

“I knew as soon as I arrived at the Global Stadium that this club was ‘right’ for me,” Russell said. “It is a friendly family club but ambitious and I love being here.”

Former Leeds United youth player Roper began his second stint at Tadcaster Albion at the start of last season.

Boss Paul Quinn said: “We are delighted Simon has accepted the position. Simon’s experience and professionalism speaks for itself. He sets incredibly high standards. Si also provides great support for the younger players.

“Corey is another player that has brought drive and commitment to the squad since joining us last summer and the pair will provide great leadership for the club.”

Former captain Ingham has joined Scarborough Athletic as assistant manager to another ex-Brewer Jonathan Greening.

They will receive a visit from their old club soon when Taddy go to the Flamingo Land Stadium on July 27 (8pm) for a pre-season friendly.