McGowan on his role as vice captain


Wanderer Dylan McGowan is ready to guide the Red & Black back to where they belong.

Wanderer Dylan McGowan is ready to guide the Red & Black back to where they belong.

The experienced defender is one of a number of new recruits to join the Wanderers this season, making an immediate impact since his arrival from Danish club Vendyssell in June.

Having led the Wanderers to their FFA Cup Round of 16 victory against Perth Glory, McGowan was named the club’s vice captain this season alongside captain Mitchell Duke. 

“For me, my role doesn’t change. I’ve always tried to bring my personality to games and to training. I try to help the players where I can,” said McGowan. 

“I am relatively vocal on the field, to which a lot of people either love or hate, but for me, my role doesn’t change.

“If I wasn’t vice captain, I’d be the same.”

Duke & McGowan

McGowan was voted as vice captain from his fellow teammates making the honour even more special.

“Being in my first year at the club, at such a big club like this, it is such an honour,” said McGowan. 

“We have got a team full of really good players, a lot of experienced players and to be the vice captain is something I am looking forward to and can’t wait for the season to start.

“I have spoken to Markus and the message from him was to make sure this club gets back to where it belongs and where it has been in the past, and that starts in the change room.

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“We have got these fantastic facilities which have been built, the stadium, the training grounds and it is now time for the boys within the change room to start living up to the tag we have as one of the biggest clubs in the league.

“For Mitch and I, it is about bringing the boys together and making sure we have really good team spirit and that we fight for each other and the fans out on the field.”

McGowan and the Wanderers will next be in action on Wednesday night when they take on Sydney United in the FFA Cup Round of 16 at Campbelltown Stadium. You can get your tickets to the match here.