Former long-serving Chelsea captain, John
Terry was named Aston Villa's new skipper
on Saturday after joining the second-tier side
and made his full debut for the club in pre-
season season friendly.
After weeks of anticipation, Aston Villa fans
have finally got to see John Terry taking the
field in claret and blue for the first time.
The former England captain, who joined the
Championship side after his release by Chelsea, started a pre-season friendly away to Shrewsbury Town.
Terry, a hero at Stamford Bridge and idolised
in the 'captain, leader, legend' banner, wore
the armband for the Villans at Greenhous
Meadow. The 36-year-old defender led Villa
out at Shrewsbury and was quickly making his
presence felt by directing play from the back.
He has signed a one-year-contract with Steve
Bruce's outfit with the remit of getting them
promoted back to the Premier League.
Whatever happens this season, Terry will be
the star attraction whenever Villa play and
that was clear when the team coach arrived
pre-match at Shrewsbury.
Terry signed several autographs for young
fans before entering the stadium and warming
up for the game.
This game was Villa's third in pre-season,
following wins against non-league clubs AFC
Telford United and Kidderminster Harriers.