Date: 13th July 2009 at 2:56pm
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Wednesday new boy Darren Purse has been handed the captain’s armband for the Owls’ forthcoming Championship campaign.

The former West Brom and Birmingham man only arrived at Hillsborough this pre-season from Championship rivals Cardiff City.

But already the centre-back has been handed the responsibility of being skipper for his new team mates next term, in place of Richard Wood.

The experienced player was expected to take the armband from Wood following his arrival, and Wood’s uncertainty at the club following links with Coventry City.

Owls boss Brian Laws has since explained to the official Wednesday site that Wood is ‘disappointed’ not to continue the captaincy into the new season but that he ‘understands’ the reasons for Laws’ decision.