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Aston Villa fans react to latest signing - 'About time', 'buzzing'

17 July 2017

"Aston Villa are pleased to announce John Terry as captain", the club said in a brief statement.

With Terry now signed as Villa's new defensive leader, Elphick has been pushed further down the Villa pecking order, with Terry, Chester and even Nathan Baker ahead of him in Bruce's plans.

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He had reportedly turned down an offer from Birmingham City to play for Aston.

However, they lost to a side a division below, Zak Jules and Arthur Gnahoua goals - both coming after Terry was subbed off around the hour mark - earning the Shrews a 2-1 victory, Henri Lansbury netting a late penalty for the visitors.

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Terry joined the club earlier this month, signing a one-year deal with the Sky Bet Championship side as manager Steve Bruce sets his sights on mounting a promotion push for the 2017/18 season. The former England Under-20 global is expected to join the club on the remainder of their pre-season campaign which will see them travel to Germany.

The game was Villa's third in pre-season, following wins against non-league clubs AFC Telford United and Kidderminster Harriers.

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Terry has previously led Chelsea to multiple trophies including the Champions League and five Premier League titles.

Aston Villa fans react to latest signing - 'About time', 'buzzing'