Bristol City manager Millen undecided on captains role

Louis Carey
Carey has made 527 league appearances for Bristol City

Bristol City manager Keith Millen has revealed he is considering naming a new team captain for next season.

Defender Louis Carey, 34, has skippered the side since 2006 but struggled with injuries last season.

"Louis is certainly club captain, he's a big influence around the dressing room and the training ground," Millen told BBC Radio Bristol.

"But I haven't decided yet on the playing captain, I'm going to see how pre-season pans out."

He added: "We've had a few people that have done good jobs - [Cole] Skuse, Marvin Elliott, [Liam] Fontaine - so it's something that I'm looking at at the moment."

Midfielder Skuse deputised for Carey, who recently signed a new one-year deal, while he was sidelined with an ankle injury at the start of last season.

Meanwhile, Millen is still confident of keeping hold of star striker Nicky Maynard, despite the fact he has yet to sign an improved deal at Ashton Gate.

Maynard has a year left to run on his contract and the club recently turned down a bid from Leicester City for the 24-year-old.

"When other clubs come in two or three times you know they are serious," said Millen.

"But at the moment we are still saying the same, we don't want to sell him to a Championship club.

"Nicky hasn't told me he wants to leave so from my point of view I've got a player that's still happy. We don't want to sell him and we don't have to sell him."

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