Leeds United manager Garry Monk has announced Liam Bridcutt will be the club’s new captain which is likely to please the Elland Road faithful after 80% voted in poll for the former Sunderland midfielder to be given the role.

Leeds United’s official website have confirmed Bridcutt will lead the team out tomorrow in the West Yorkshire derby when they take on Huddersfield Town. Former captain Sol Bamba recently left the club by mutual consent, and Bridcutt was widely tipped to replace him.

Bridcutt said it was a boost to be given the captains armband, and thanked Monk for putting this faith in him.

“It’s a real honour. The manager has shown great faith in me by giving me the captaincy. “It puts a little bit more pressure on me but that’s something I like. I’ve always been a player that’s thrived under pressure and I think that’s the way to get the best out of me,” said the new Leeds United captain.

Yesterday we covered a poll conducted by Yorkshire Radio in which 80% of respondents wanted Bridcutt to become Monk’s next captain despite only arriving on a permanent deal in the last window.

The Scotland International’s closet challenger was Liam Cooper, who took 14% of the vote, whilst the remaining 6% was made up of a number of other Leeds United players.