Drury gets the captain's armband

Defender Adam Drury has been named as Norwich City's captain for a second time. Drury, 27, who was skipper when the Canaries won promotion to the Premiership, was given the armband by manager Nigel Worthington ahead of the club's Scottish brief tour, which starts with a game against Livingston this evening.

Defender Adam Drury has been named as Norwich City's captain for a second time.

Drury, 27, who was skipper when the Canaries won promotion to the Premiership, was given the armband by manager Nigel Worthington ahead of the club's Scottish brief tour, which starts with a game against Livingston this evening.

He won the vote ahead of last season's player of the season Gary Doherty, who has been named vice-captain. Fellow defender Craig Fleming remains as club captain during his testimonial season.

Last season the armband was passed around a number of players, with no single person able to claim the responsibility as their own.


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Worthington said he and his staff had given the decision plenty of thought before deciding to give Drury the honour.

“We've thought long and hard about the decision,” he told the club's official website www.canaries.co.uk. “We spoke to Adam and he was confident and comfortable in having the armband.

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"He is positive it won't take anything away from his performances and that is very important."

' Worthington said Drury's relative quietness would not affect his role as skipper.

"He leads by example and you don't always need a vocal person to have the armband," said the City boss, stressing that every player was encouraged to make their voices heard on the pitch.

"Anybody can be a skipper out there for us - the more the better."

Drury's previous successful stint as team captain came to an end midway through the Canaries Premiership season when a loss of form saw the left-back dropped from the team.

And Drury felt his added experience would benefit him this time round.

"When I was put forward to be captain it was a great honour," he said. "It's not something you turn down. I'm now a bit older and a bit wiser too."

And Drury believed having the armband would not affect his performances for the Canaries.

"You still go out and try to play your own game," he said. "But you do try and talk to the lads a bit more when you're out there."

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