Date: 14th July 2010 at 10:59am
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Wigan Athletic, following the departure of Mario Melchiot, find themselves without a club captain and although there are one or two strong candidates, boss Roberto Martinez hasn`t made his mind up yet as to who will be wearing the skippers arm band for the 2010/11 season.

Titus Bramble took ownership for a few games towards the end of the season when Melchiot was out injured but listening to the bosses words it doesn`t seem a given that the big defender is set to be the automatic choice.

Martinez says: “We haven`t decided yet and it`s something that we will look at in the coming weeks”

“There are a few strong characters in the dressing room, good leaders which will develop nicely throughout the preseason.

“It has to be a figure that is respected by the group and who will lead them. It`s a kind of natural selection and one of the easiest selections you`ll see in the dynamics of the dressing room”


For me there are two strong candidates in Titus Bramble and Gary Caldwell, but then there is Chris Kirkland to be considered and of course Steve Gohouri looks to be a real character, maybe Martinez fancies none of these and is looking at a new signing picking up the mantle, who knows.

My choice would be Titus, but who is yours, why not let us know via the poll on the right side of this page, simply select your option then hit the submit button, its that easy



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