Jonny Evans: New Leicester City captain 'natural successor' to Kasper Schmeichel
Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers has described Northern Ireland defender Jonny Evans as the "natural successor" to departed captain Kasper Schmeichel.
Schmeichel ended his 11-year stay with the Foxes earlier this week by joining Ligue 1 side Nice and Rodgers has appointed Evans as his new skipper.
Evans will wear the armband as the Foxes launch their Premier League campaign against Brentford on Sunday.
The 34-year-old joined Leicester from West Bromwich Albion in 2018.
Rodgers told a press conference: "Jonny represents the collective standards and values of these players and what they stand for. He's a player of huge experience.
"He has huge respect in the changing room for what he's achieved and how he behaves on a day to day basis. He's the natural guy to step forward now Kasper …
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