Aston Villa defender Martin Laursen will remain club captain, even if Gareth Barry is set to stay.

Villa boss Martin O'Neill said: "Martin is the captain here, I didn't say it officially to him, but he is the captain of the side at the moment and I wouldn't see that changing.

"Laursen is Laursen, he leads by example, I'm not saying he is running around shouting all over the place but neither did Gareth.

"Martin leads a really fine example really"