Lee Dickson named as new Bedford Blues captain

Lee Dickson Bedford Blues

Dickson says it’s an honour: “I only had to think about it for a second as I’m extremely proud to have been asked. It’s a huge honour to have been asked to lead a great club like Bedford with the squad that we’ve got this season and I said yes straight away.

“It’s quite a job taking over from Michael Le Bourgeois as he was a phenomenal captain who led from the front despite being a man of very few words. For me, it’ll be more of the same but with a bit more talking. I’ll need to calm down a little and look at the bigger picture on the pitch and make sure that we all click as one.”

Former England number nine Dickson, 33, only came Goldington Road from Northampton Saints at the start of last season, but he’s already scored five tries in 26 games.

Bedford will face Saracens at Goldington Road on Saturday (18th August). Kick Off: 3pm.