Troy Deeney will NOT take over captain duties at new club Birmingham, with Harlee Dean to remain as skipper despite the experienced striker’s arrival
- Birmingham snapped up Troy Deeney on a free transfer from Watford
- Some expected that Deeney would take over captain duties at Birmingham
- However, Sportsmail understands Harlee Dean will remain skipper for now
Harlee Dean is expected to remain captain of Birmingham for at least the short term despite the arrival of Troy Deeney.
Deeney has signed a two-year deal with his home-town club after leaving Watford, where he had long been skipper.
The forward’s status at Vicarage Road led some to expect he would take the armband at St Andrew’s.
Troy Deeney’s arrival at Birmingham will not see Harlee Dean lose his responsibility as captain
Yet at least initially, Sportsmail understands the Birmingham squad believe Dean will continue as captain.
The centre-back quickly won the trust of Lee Bowyer when he took over as manager last spring and is considered a natural leader.
Birmingham have made a decent start to the new Championship season and sit in eighth position after recording two wins, two draws and one defeat from their opening five games.
Experienced striker Deeney has called time on his Watford career to join Birmingham