CITY have made the “Wright” shout with their choice of skipper, says Anthony O’Connor.

Josh Wright has been handed the captain's armband by Michael Collins for the new season.

And O’Connor, who is the midfielder’s deputy, believes the 28-year-old is the ideal choice because of his noisy presence.

He said: “Josh being made captain is the right call because he wants to win all the time.

“He has been in the game a long time and he’s well respected in the dressing room.

“He’s a leader and very vocal. The things he says are the right things.

“Sometimes people can shout things and it’s just for the sake of it.

“They will shout just to look like they care but it doesn’t mean anything.

“But with Josh, you can tell he means it in his voice. He has that winning mentality.”

Naming Wright as the on-field leader underlines the sweeping changes that have taken place since the end of last season.

City have brought in 15 new faces and can still add to that up to the end of the month on loan if they choose not to make any late permanent business before today’s tea-time transfer deadline.

But in their short time at the club, O’Connor believes Wright’s influence is already becoming apparent on and off the field.

He added: “You can tell by the way Josh is on the training ground. Every day he is at it.

“That’s the type of winner you want leading the team but you can see that all over the changing room.

“The gaffer has brought in winners and that’s what we need.

“With the size of the club, you’ve got to have that winning mentality. You have to go out there thinking that you can win every game.

“We went to Shrewsbury to lay down a marker. They had a great season last year and nearly got promoted but we wanted to show them ‘this is us’. We want to have a good season.”

Barnsley have sold their 2,500-ticket allocation for Saturday’s opening home game after starting their campaign with a 4-0 thrashing of Oxford.

O’Connor knows City will have their hands full against a Tykes side aiming to bounce straight back to the Championship.

He added: “It was nice to get our first win under the belt but now we move on to preparing for Barnsley.

“It’s business again for a tough game coming up and they had a very good win last week.

“It’s a Yorkshire derby and two clubs off to winning starts so it tees it up well for a big game.

“We’ve just got to treat it as normal. We know what we’re capable of, you see the talent that we have in the squad.

“As soon as that clicks together properly, I’m sure you’ll see us play a lot better.”