Lee Peltier will skipper Huddersfield Town this season.

Handing the armband to the 27-year-old, who is beginning a second spell at the club after playing for Leicester and Leeds, where he was captain under Neil Warnock, is no surprise.

The versatile defender has led the side throughout pre-season.

Now he will captain Town in Saturday’s big home opener against Bournemouth.

Manager Mark Robins explained: “Lee is a leader.

“He is one of the strongest personalities in the dressing room and I want him to lead by example on the pitch, on the training ground and away from it too, which I’m sure he will.

“His performance on the field when we’re playing games has been there for all to see during pre-season.

“As you could tell from the reception he got at Tuesday’s friendly against Newcastle, Huddersfield Town fans are glad to see him return.

 

“That tells me how well respected he is in the stands as well as by the staff and players at the club, which is why we brought him back.

“Being captain is a challenging role and the player wearing the armband has to be prepared for it and the challenges that come with it, so it’s good that he has experience of this role previously.

“It’s a serious and important responsibility, but Lee will undoubtedly take it seriously and be good at it.”

Robins added: “As a collective, I want the players to stay organised in order to deliver the gameplan we have set out.

“Every player has responsibilities within any formation in our team and they all need to deliver.

“As captain, Lee’s task is to help make that happen.”