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Wolves make Roger Johnson captain

Wolverhampton | Sport | Published:

Wolves today announced that new signing Roger Johnson will replace Karl Henry as club captain.

Wolves today announced that new signing Roger Johnson will replace Karl Henry as club captain.

The £4.5million arrival from Birmingham has skippered previous clubs Cardiff and Wycombe.

But it's still something of a surprise to see midfielder Henry replaced, after the Wolverhampton-born midfielder had been club captain for three years.

However, Johnson has enjoyed an impressive pre-season following his summer move from St Andrew's and has shown he's a real leader on the pitch.

Manager Mick McCarthy said: "I've decided to make the change and pass the armband on to Roger.

"I've been looking to bring in a commanding defender who is vocal and a leader and, having done that with Roger, I've 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."

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

And McCarthy insisted Henry will continue as a 'key member' of the team.

The Wolves boss added: "I would like to thank Karl who has been our captain since taking over during the promotion season.

"He's 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 Premier League."

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