Coutts honoured to skipper PNE
Last Updated: December 20, 2011 11:33am
Coutts: Happy to lead team
Paul Coutts has spoken of his pride after captaining Preston to victory over League One rivals MK Dons at the weekend.
Ahead of the game, a run of one win in 11 league matches cost manager Phil Brown his job.
Veteran midfielder Graham Alexander and coach David Unsworth took temporary charge in Milton Keynes and handed the armband to Coutts, who proceeded to turn in a stellar display as North End won 1-0 courtesy of Paul Parry's seventh-minute strike.
"It was a great honour to be named captain, I enjoyed the role," the Scottish midfielder told his club's official website.
"Unsy told me in the lead up to the game and I thought he was joking. Then he said it again in the meeting that I was going to be leading the team out."
On the team's performance, Coutts added: "We came quickly out of the traps, we knew that we would have to start well and we did do. We kept our shape throughout the game and after taking the early lead they were always going to come on the attack, but we defended very well."