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Doc handed the armband

9 July 2012

Gary Doherty has been named as Wycombe's captain for the 2012/13 season.

The vastly-experienced 32-year-old signed a permanent deal at Adams Park last week after an impressive spell on loan with the Blues.

Doherty, who has top-flight experience with Tottenham Hotspur and Norwich City, has won more than 30 caps for the Republic of Ireland.

"Doc's experienced and well respected by the whole of the dressing room and amongst the fans", boss Gary Waddock told

"I didn't discuss it with him before he moved, but we've had a chat and I think he was a bit surprised. It's the right choice and it was an obvious decision."

Long-serving midfielder Matt Bloomfield, who is entering his ninth season as a Wanderer, has been named vice-captain.

'Blooms' has made 286 appearances for the Chairboys since joining from Ipswich Town in December 2003 and is a popular figure on and off the pitch, as well as being the club's PFA representative.

Waddock added: "Like Doc he is respected within the group and he's a very good professional. 

"He has been at the club for a long time and knows it inside out. I'm very happy having him as vice-captain and am sure he will do a great job."

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