Birmingham skipper Stephen Carr has signed a new one-year deal with the club.

The Republic of Ireland international defender was out of contract at St Andrew's this summer but has been retained as captain by new manager Lee Clark, who was appointed as Chris Hughton's successor last week.

"I'm delighted that Stephen Carr has agreed a new contract with the club as he's a very important player," Clark told the club's official website.

"I've worked with Stephen both as a player and a coach and I know that he's not just a fantastic, international-class player but he's also a leader. Stephen is a major influence both on the field and in the dressing room and he'll continue as my captain this season."

Carr added: "It's good to get it sorted. I'm buzzing now and I can't wait to get back and get restarted with the lads. Hopefully we'll have a successful year. I always wanted to re-sign once everything was right for me and I'm happy to be extending my stay here."

Former Tottenham and Newcastle right-back Carr initially joined Birmingham on a short-term deal in February 2009, but has gone on to make 121 appearances for the club over a three-year period.