Terry takes over as Aston Villa captain

Aston Villa captain John Terry Source: Getty Images

John Terry has been named the new captain of Aston Villa after completing his move to the Championship club.

The former Chelsea and England skipper takes over the armband from James Chester as Steve Bruce plots a return to the Premier League.

"Aston Villa are pleased to announce John Terry as captain," a club statement read. "Terry will be skipper for the 2017-18 campaign."

Terry, who said he signed for Villa to avoid having to play against Chelsea, captained his new side for the first time this weekend in a 2-1 pre-season defeat against Shrewsbury Town.

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