Date: 20th July 2016 at 3:01pm
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Newly named AFC Bournemouth vice-captain Andrew Surman has said he was honoured to be given the role following the departure of Tommy Elphick to Aston Villa.

The Cherries sold Elphick to recently relegated Aston Villa for an undisclosed fee reportedly worth around £3.25million.

AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe named Simon Francis as the clubs new captain, following a season where Francis mainly wore the armband in the absence of the injured Elphick.

Surman has since been given the role of vice-captain.

Surman told

‘It’s a massive honour for me, I wasn’t sure who would take the vice-captaincy when Tommy left, we assumed Franno would be captain of course.

‘But I’m pleased the manager has given me the responsibility, I want to thank him for having the faith in me to do the role.’

‘I’d probably say my style is all about setting an example, I’m probably not the loudest around the place as the lads will tell you…’

‘…From my point of view my responsibility is to show how things are done here and at times everyone will have to be a leader this season.

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ronnie bolton said…

You’d like to think Surman will now get a new contractJoin the conversation here.

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