West Brom boss Roy Hodgson has revealed Chris Brunt will be keeping the captain's armband.
Brunt was handed the captaincy by former Baggies boss Roberto Di Matteo after Scott Carson was dropped from the starting XI.
Carson is now back in favour under Hodgson, but the former Fulham and Liverpool manager is happy to stick with Brunt.
"I think the captain of the team is an important person and it's very important to be captain, and if you're made captain it's a big honour," noted Hodgson.
"But I don't feel the need, with Carson having been out of the team and coming back in, to suddenly switch the armband back over.
Important"I don't want that to be interpreted as not caring who the captain is, because I do think it is very important.
"I prefer an outfield player rather than a goalkeeper. I don't know why but I suppose it's conventional and conservative because most of my captains down the years have been midfielders or defenders because I think that is a good area from which to motivate the others.
"Certainly Chris Brunt has done well since he's been captain.
"He is happy to relinquish it and he said if I wanted to give the captaincy back he would be happy with that.
"But I see no reason to do that. I am happy to have him as captain, but had the captaincy been Jonas Olsson's or Carson's I would have been quite happy to accept that as well."