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Barry regains Villa armband after Laursen injury

January 23, 2009
Gareth Barry will regain the captaincy of Aston Villa in the absence of Martin Laursen after the Danish defender was ruled out for two months.

Barry was appointed skipper of Villa by Martin O'Neill in the summer of 2006, but lost the armband when it appeared he was set to join Liverpool in the close season.

Now the England midfielder will lead the side out in Saturday's FA Cup fourth-round tie at Doncaster and until Laursen, who has undergone knee surgery, regains fitness.
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