Former Reading skipper Michael Morrison has been given the captain's armband at boyhood club, Cambridge United.

The 35-year-old has over 700 career appearances to his name and has been club captain at former clubs including Birmingham City and Charlton Athletic.

A regular stand-in skipper during his three-year stay in Berkshire, the centre-back played over 100 times for the Royals.

Now in his second stint with the U's after starting his career there from 2004 until 2008, the experienced defender will come up against Reading for the first time since his departure in September.

Not the only reunion, both of the Royals' summer arrivals have joined from Cambridge; namely Sam Smith and Harvey Knibbs.

Speaking on the decision to be named captain, Morrison said: "I am really excited to do the role. Being named captain is a really proud moment for me and my family."

The former England C international played 19 times for Mark Bonner's side last season- showing no signs of slowing down despite in the twilight years of his career.