Martin Jol described new defensive recruit Michael Dawson as a natural leader.
The 21-year-old checked in on Monday night from Nottingham Forest along with teammate Andy Reid and the Head Coach believes the club have added an old fashioned English-type defender to the ranks.
"I think Michael is a player - although he is very young - who is captaincy material and he was skipper at Forest. He is a leader, although he won't be skipper here because Ledley is our captain.
"He has a lot of potential, he is a personality and we can expect a lot from him in the future.
"He looks a terrific typical English defender with leadership qualities."