Lee Peltier prepared to give up Leeds United captaincy

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Leeds United defender Lee Peltier has said he will happily give up the captaincy if new manager Brian McDermott wishes to make a change.

The 26-year-old was given the captain's armband by the previous boss Neil Warnock, and he did admit that he would like to lead the team next season.

He told the Yorkshire Post: “I’d be absolutely delighted to carry on.”

The former Huddersfield Town player was signed from Leicester City for just under £1m in 2012, and after carrying on in his role as skipper, he will accept McDermott's decision either way.

"Things change when managers change and it might be that he thinks someone else would be better in the role. As long as the team are moving in the same direction, I don’t think you should be arguing over something like the captaincy. The main thing I’m thinking about is getting a place in the team and staying there.

"I do want want to keep it (the armband), make no mistake, but what I’m saying is that I’m aware of the fact that the manager might have his own ideas.

“Being captain or not being captain won’t make any difference to my attitude or how committed I am. I’ll respect whatever decision he comes to.”

Former Reading boss McDermott has not yet made public who he wishes to be his captain next season, throwing into doubt whether he will stick with Peltier, as all he added was: "I know what I want to do.”


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