DORCHESTER Town captain Ashley Wells is enjoying the responsibility of wearing the armband at the Avenue Stadium.

Wells, who skippered Weymouth towards the end of his 302-game stint at the Terras, was identified as the Magpies’ leader after Franklyn Clarke left for Portland United.

And new manager, Robbie Herrera, has kept faith with experienced defender.

Wells told Echosport: “It’s nice. I feel like I’m one of the more vocal lads in the group.

“We’ve got a good group, they’re young and we’ve got some experience in there but not a lot.

“It’s nice they’ve looked at me and thought: ‘I can see you being a leader on and off the pitch’.

“That does stem from my time at Weymouth where we were successful.

“I’ve seen it all there. I’ve been in relegation battles with them and gone on to win titles.

“I think that’s why they wanted the mentality I have that I got from Weymouth, that we will push through. When it’s tough, we’re going to fight.”