SIMON Lambert has been named Scunthorpe Scorpions captain for the upcoming season.
It’s a huge honour for the Lincolnshire-based racer who re-joined the club for his second spell midway through the 2019 campaign.
A string of solid performances from Lambert meant he secured a place in the Scorpion’s side for the following year before league racing was cancelled amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Following the departure of Jake Allen the experienced Brit will now take over as club captain for 2021, but he is no stranger to the role having been skipper at Boston and Peterborough in years gone by.
A delighted Lambert said: “I am very honoured and proud to be named captain of Scunthorpe this year. It’s not only a proud moment for me but also my family.
“It’s great news for my sponsors and fans who have supported me throughout my career. I will be doing my very best to keep the team spirit high within the team. I will be behind all the boys 100 per cent and who knows we might be able to lift a trophy by the end of the year.
“It’s a massive boost for me before the start of the season and like I say, it is a big and proud moment for me having been captain at Peterborough and Boston before now. I can’t wait to get going and lead the team for the first time against Plymouth on May 21.”