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Australian Football: Rodwell set to skipper Wanderers

Western Sydney Wanderers midfielder Jack Rodwell looks set to skipper the side for the rest of the season after starring in the 1-0 win over Perth Glory.

Wanderers are targeting the top six of the A-League this season and picked up a much-needed three points courtesy of Wednesday night's win over Glory.

Captain for the night

Rodwell was handed the captains' armband by new coach Mark Rudan before kick-off and responded by grabbing the only goal of the game in the 26th minute.

Previous boss Carl Robinson handed the responsibility to Tomer Hemed after losing his captain Rhys Evans for at least three months to a hamstring injury.

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But one of Rudan's first jobs saw him switch it to Rodwell and there is a chance the former Manchester City, Everton and Sunderland star could keep the armband.

"Let's see, I think he's a wonderful character in the short time I've got to know him," Rudan said when asked if Rodwell will stay captain.

"His CV speaks for itself but his attitude is fantastic. He embodies a lot of the values I speak about.

"I thought he was superb tonight, not just the goal but in the 88th minute he's closing down, he's harassing and putting his body on the line. So many of them did that.

"It's just the start and it's easy to do it once - the real challenge is to do it day in and day out."

New signings

Meanwhile Rudan is still assessing his squad but says moves are being made to bring in new players before the transfer window closes in a couple of weeks.

"Yes, we're looking to improve and I'm already onto it," he added.

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