FORMER Wanderers loanee Peter Kioso will be wearing the captain’s armband when he comes to the Toughsheet Stadium this weekend.

The defender was named as Peterborough United’s new skipper before Tuesday night’s 3-0 win against Cheltenham Town, replacing Ephron Mason-Clark.

Kioso scored his first Posh goal in the comfortable victory since signing on loan from Rotherham United and was delighted to take on the honour.

“I know that the armbands means a lot but it’s always good to have 11 captains on the pitch, not just one,” he said. “That’s the most important thing. We need more than one person out there speaking on the pitch.

“I’ll never change. I’ll work for the boys and they’ll work for me. I’ve just come in, kept my head down and worked as hard as possible. We know the boys and myself might not be excellent every week but we will work hard every week.”

Peterborough have had a chequered start as Darren Ferguson rebuilds the team that reached the play-off semi-finals last season.

But as they moved level on points with Wanderers in midweek, Kioso hopes it will be the start of some more consistent form.

“We need to keep believing that we’re a great team,” he said. “The bench is very good, you can see that from the players coming in.

"You know whoever comes in is going to give 100 percent, we have a great bunch in there. We’re aiming for something big this season so we need to keep working hard and taking care of each other.”

The Bolton News: Peter Kioso in action for Wanderers in late 2020Peter Kioso in action for Wanderers in late 2020 (Image: camerasport)

Kioso impressed at Wanderers in a loan spell during late 2020, making 14 appearances and scoring once.

Ferguson believes he has made the right choice swapping captains at this stage of the campaign.

“PK is made from the right cloth,” he said. “He’s a right good character and he’s a talker. He’s a voice in the dressing room. He’s got the respect of all the players. I know if I asked all the players in the squad who they would want as captain, they would say him.

“He’s been a very, very good signing for us.”