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HEREFORD manager Pete said Jimmy Oates was the stand-out chouce as Bulls skipper.

It was confirmed that Oates would be the club's first team captain next season.

"He has the respect of the players, he leads by example by the way he plays," said Beadle.

"He's very similar to Joel [Edwards], a great lad in the changing room, leads by example when he plays, the lads respect him.

"We just thought with everything going his way at the moment he would be the right choice. 

"And it's gone down well with everyone else."