Matthew Tymon has expressed his delight at being appointed the new Whitby Town club captain by Chris Hardy.

The forward, who kicked his season off with a goal against Witton Albion, will be the first to take such a role since Mark Robinson in the 2016-17 season.

While the role won’t see Tymon wear the armband on the field, with Dale Hopson continuing in that capacity, the striker will be expected lead off it, and it’s a role he can’t wait to get started in.

“I’m over the moon,” he told whitby-town.com.

“The manager spoke to me and a couple of us and said he’s looking for more of the senior players to step up.

“He asked if I’d take on the role and I’m delighted to do so.

“Hopefully it can be a good season with Dale [Hopson] leading out the team and me being club captain and we can push on to try and better last season.

“We want to aim for the play-offs because that’s the end goal.”

Tymon, who netted on five occasions in pre-season, will now be looking to keep heads focused in the dressing room, and knows the importance of the new role.

“It’s more or less more speaking to the lads,” the striker added.

“It’s one of those where you just have to gauge it. Know when to speak and when to say something to give people that bit of encouragement and pick people up.

“Obviously Chris [Hardy] can’t be in the dressing room at all times. When he’s not there he’s looking for me and Dale to keep everybody ticking over and keep everybody on the ball, be it in training or in games.”

You can hear the full interview with Tymon, along with reaction from Arran Wearmouth, Chris Hardy and Alex White on The Codcast: Match Day, available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.