Terry Named As Villa Captain

Terry Named As Villa Captain

"Leader. VILLAN", playing on Chelsea fans' description of Terry as "Captain, Leader, Legend".

John Terry has been appointed as the new captain of Aston Villa.

He also captained England during the 2010 World Cup and has now been tasked by Villa boss Steve Bruce with leading the club's promotion charge in the Championship. The goalkeeper is delighted to be back and is hoping the club can improve their standing this season and achieve their dream of returning to the Premier League.

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As Elphick struggled for form last season, he soon found himself cast out of Bruce's plans and the armband was handed to James Chester, who showed great leadership qualities for the club as they avoided a relegation battle.

Whatever happens this season, Terry will be the star attraction whenever Villa play and that was clear when the team coach arrived pre-match at Shrewsbury. The former England Under-20 worldwide is expected to join the club on the remainder of their pre-season campaign which will see them travel to Germany.

The stopper spent the second half of last season with the Villa Park outfit, starting 21 games for the Championship club in the process.