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Johnson The New Captain

Posted on: Tue 02 Aug 2011

Wolves have today confirmed that new signing Roger Johnson is to be the new club captain.

 

The 28-year-old has enjoyed an impressive pre-season following his summer move from Midlands' neighbours Birmingham City.

 

Johnson has experience of the captaincy at his previous clubs, and replaces midfielder Karl Henry in the role, who has been club captain for the best part of three years.

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"First of all I'd like to thank Karl who has been our captain since taking over during the promotion season," said Mick.

 

"He has carried out the job diligently and professionally and will continue to be a key member of my team as we head into our third season in the Barclays Premier League.

 

"But I have decided to make the change and pass the armband on to Roger.

 

"I have been looking to bring in a commanding defender who is vocal and a leader and, having done that with Roger, I have decided to make him captain.

 

"I think it can be easier to captain the side from that position in the centre of defence, where you can see everything in front of you and are perfectly placed to organise the team.

 

"It's a job Roger knows well and has carried out successfully in the past, and I think his leadership qualities will be a benefit to everyone."

 

Johnson will officially captain the side for the first time at Saturday's friendly with Real Zaragoza.

 

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