John Terry named Aston Villa captain for 2017/18 season

17 July, 2017, 14:55 | Author: Valerie Burke
  • Sam Johnstone has rejoined Aston Villa from Manchester United on loan

The 36-year-old Terry succeeds James Chester as captain on the Villains and will be required to spearhead a Premier League promotion push for Steve Bruce's side during the upcoming season.

Aston Villa have confirmed John Terry will be the club's new captain ahead of next season - and supporters on Twitter gave a mixed reaction to the news.

Terry was appointed Chelsea skipper in 2004, he captained the Blues to back-to-back English Premier League titles before adding three more during his time at Stamford Bridge.

Johnstone's contract at Old Trafford expires next summer and as such a number of the Villans fans are already looking towards a potential free transfer singing of the stopper in 12 months time.

The former England captain, who joined the Championship side after his release by Chelsea, started a pre-season friendly away to Shrewsbury Town.

Johnstone, who has yet to make his competitive debut for United, kept eight clean sheets in the Championship for Villa last season and made an average of 1.90 saves per game.

While some of the Villa supporters remain unconvinced by Johnstone, the majority were happy to welcome him back to the club.

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