By Will Butcher

Leeds fans have expressed their delight on Twitter at Garry Monk’s decision to give Scotland international Liam Bridcutt the club captaincy.

The 27-year-old, who signed for Leeds permanently less than a month ago following a summer-long transfer saga, will wear the armband during Saturday’s Yorkshire derby against table toppers Huddersfield.

Leeds announced the news via their official website on Friday afternoon, as the Yorkshire giants’ number 26 replaces departing Ivory Coast international Sol Bamba in handling the extra responsibility.

Two-time Scotland star Bridcutt is already a fan favourite among Leeds fans after impressing during 27 league and cup encounters last term before signing a permanent deal in August.

Fans are happy that the former Brighton man has been given the armband, with many saying that Bridcutt has the qualities required to be a captain.

Here are a selection of their tweets:

One fan is not as optimistic though, reminding Leeds fans that the Yorkshire giants’ captain always seems to leave with Bamba joining the likes of Jonny Howson, Ross McCormack and Rodolph Austin in recent years.

The combative Chelsea academy graduate brings with him a wealth of Championship and Premier League experience, following spells with Brighton and Sunderland.

In other Leeds news, first-team coach James Beattie has given his verdict on the Yorkshire outfit’s transfer business.