Stones goalkeeper Lee Worgan has been leading the team out since 2015 seasons but manager Jay Saunders feels it’s time for an outfield player to take the arm band.
Midfielder Stuart Lewis is going to be the new skipper but Worgan will remain club captain.
The Stones are on a poor run in the National League and are without a victory since early November’s narrow success at bottom club Torquay United.
Manager Saunders says it’s vital they turn things around quicky and they are looking to build on two cup wins by beating Eastleigh at the Gallagher Stadium this weekend.
They will have a new man going up for the coin toss and Lewis spoke to Kent Online about his new role.
“It was a massive honour to be asked,” he said. “I’ve been here a year and it’s gone really well.
“It’s good for me and my family because I’ve had a great time at the club and it’s a great achievement and an honour to get that armband.
“It’s nearly a year to the day since I joined and it’s been a great 12 months, firstly with staying up and then winning the player-of-the-year award, and this is the icing on the cake.
“The affiliation I’ve got with everyone at the club has been brilliant. I want to kick on now and have a great end to the season.”
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