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Vlaar sorry to lose Villa captaincy to Delph

Aston Villa defender Ron Vlaar admits he's disappointed to have lost the captaincy to Fabian Delph.

Delph was handed the captaincy by Tim Sherwood during Vlaar's latest injury-enforced absence.

And the new manager decided to stick with the England midfielder as skipper even when Vlaar returned to action.

"I did the job with honour and pride for nearly three years and I gave everything - but I still give everything," said Vlaar to the Birmingham Mail.

"It doesn't matter whether I wear the armband or not.

"I would still have liked to do the job but it doesn't make a difference to me. "I haven't been fit for most of the season which has been frustrating because I want to play and I want to play well. I want to be important for the team. We are all in this together."


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