Sky Bet Championship: Defender Mark Hudson takes Huddersfield captaincy from Lee Peltier
Last Updated: 16/10/14 12:13pm
Huddersfield's Lee Peltier has been replaced as captain by fellow defender Mark Hudson.
Right-back Peltier was made skipper soon after returning to the club in the summer on a free transfer from Leeds, but had been sidelined due to a calf injury before returning to the bench last week.
"Mark is a natural leader of men out on the field and having already seen the impact he's made for us, it is no surprise that he has captained all three of his previous clubs," manager Chris Powell told the club's official website.
Lee (Peltier) is a senior professional who is very well respected here as an excellent footballer and he still has a big role to play at the club on and off the pitch.
"In the absence of Lee Peltier, he's led the team with distinction during our last two matches on the road and I believe this decision was the right one to make.
"I am really pleased to have him among our ranks.
"I spoke with Lee Peltier about the decision last week and he was thoroughly professional and accepted my judgement.
"Make no mistake - Lee is a senior professional who is very well respected here as an excellent footballer and he still has a big role to play at the club on and off the pitch."
Hudson arrived at the club from Cardiff for a nominal fee on transfer deadline day and has been an ever-present in central defence.