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Rangel: “This Club Is My Heart”

Angel Rangel named Swansea City captain.

It's after Leon Britton switched to a new player-assistant coach role at the Liberty.

Rangel follows the likes of Britton, Ashley Williams, Garry Monk and Roberto Martinez by being named club skipper.

Rangel says: “It’s a great honour for me to take over after Leon,” he said.

“Hopefully I can help as much as possible on the pitch and off it.

“It was the manager’s decision. He came to me and said I am the longest-serving player, I know the club inside out and how things work here.

“I am very delighted and proud to be given the role and I will try to be as good as I can.”

“I had a lot of dreams to achieve when I first came here,” Rangel added. “One of them was to become a Premier League player, which I achieved.

“I never thought I would end up as a captain, but I am proud and honoured and full of enthusiasm after being given this chance.

“I thanked the manager. He could have chosen someone who would play a bit more regularly than me, but it is not just on the pitch that you need some leadership and I am happy to take this job.

“More game-time is always an aim for me – I am still here because I want to play games.

“I’ve got Swansea in my heart, you know that. I love the club and the most important thing is that we stay in the Premier League this year.

“Now, as captain, I feel that even more. If I play, I will be super-delighted, if I don’t, I just want the team to do well.”

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