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Gordon Greer appointed Brighton captain by Gus Poyet

Gordon Greer
Greer was captain at previous club Swindon Town

Brighton and Hove Albion manager Gus Poyet has appointed defender Gordon Greer the new club captain.

The 29-year-old Scotsman, a summer signing from Swindon, replaces the departed Andrew Crofts.

Greer told BBC Sussex: "It's a big honour for me and hopefully I can do a good job. When the manager asked me I was delighted to take it on board.

"I'll try and lead by example. I'm quite vocal on the park and in training and hopefully it rubs off on people."

He added: "I give my all every game as a player and in my opinion you can't do more than that."

Greer captained Swindon in League One last year but says that gaining the armband was not on his mind when he joined the Seagulls.

"When the opportunity came up to come here it was just footballing reasons," he said.

"I never even spoke about the captaincy and didn't expect to be named captain when I came here."

Brighton start the season away to Swindon on Saturday, but Greer will miss the first two games of the campaign through suspension.

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see also
Brighton confirm Poyet extension
23 Jul 10 |  Brighton
Brighton's Greer eyes captaincy
14 Jul 10 |  Brighton
Greer completes Brighton transfer
13 Jul 10 |  Brighton
Greer misses Swindon Town opener
23 Jun 10 |  Swindon
Norwich sign Crofts from Brighton
21 May 10 |  Norwich

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