Louis Carey will continue as Bristol City's captain for the forthcoming season.
Manager Steve Coppell has confirmed the defender will retain the armband despite being sidelined throughout pre-season due to a freak heel injury.
"Louis Carey is the captain of this club and I don't see any reason for that to change," said Coppell.
"The sad thing is I haven't been able to see him pull on a pair of boots yet because of the injury he suffered carrying a barbeque, but hopefully he's not too far away.
"He's not a table-thumper but he's a leader and has the respect of the players."