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Brighton defender Gordon Greer eyes captaincy

Gordon Greer
Greer was originally appointed Swindon captain during a loan spell

New Brighton signing Gordon Greer says he would be honoured to be appointed captain of the League One side.

The 29-year-old Scottish defender led the Seagulls out in their pre-season friendly defeat by Whitehawk in Worthing on Tuesday.

Greer told BBC Sussex: "If it was offered to me I'd be delighted. I was captain at Swindon and had a fantastic year there last year.

"I'm just looking forward to getting started and meeting the other players."

He added: "There's a good squad of players so I definitely feel the club can be challenging up there."

Albion boss Gus Poyet is still waiting to decide who will step into the void filled by departed captain Andrew Crofts, who has joined Championship side Norwich.

"We've been talking about it because it's not an easy decision. It's a very important one," the Uruguayan said.

"Sometimes it's a very easy one because you have the right character or the right person to do it.

"We're going to wait until we've got the full squad."

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see also
Greer completes Brighton transfer
13 Jul 10 |  Brighton
Greer misses Swindon Town opener
23 Jun 10 |  Swindon
Swindon agree deal to sign Greer
12 May 09 |  Swindon
Greer considering Swindon switch
28 Apr 09 |  Swindon

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