Defender Oliver Lancashire will captain Rochdale on their return to League One.
The 25-year-old centre-back has been named Dale's permanent skipper following the departure of Peter Cavanagh at the end of last season.
"It's a natural choice," manager Keith Hill, who guided Rochdale to automatic promotion from League Two last season, told the club website.
"The players really relate to Oliver and they've got a lot of respect for him as a player and as a leader."
Lancashire moved to Spotland from Aldershot in the summer of 2013 and played 44 times in all competitions last term, often leading the side in Cavanagh's absence.
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