International Football: Who Should Roy Hodgson Name as Captain for England?

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International Football: Who Should Roy Hodgson Name as Captain for England?
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Barely had Roy Hodgson sat down to take his first press conference as England manager before he was asked about the issue which saw his predecessor quit the job.

The FA's decision to strip John Terry of the captaincy in February over Fabio Capello's head led to the Italian coach resigning, although it is likely that the matter was simply the last straw for a man who had clearly had enough of his first—and likely only—international role.

Terry will again be taken out of consideration for Hodgson due to the Chelsea defender's upcoming trial for alleged racial abuse of QPR defender Anton Ferdinand, brother of his long-time England colleague Rio, who has ruled himself out of taking the role again. Striker Wayne Rooney may not have been high on anyone's shortlist, but his suspension for the first two matches of this summer's European Championships surely excludes him too.

However, there are still several players in the frame who Hodgson could give the armband to with just two warm-up matches to go before the Euro 2012 campaign kicks off against France on June 11.

Here are the main candidates to take the captaincy for England under Hodgson. Share your thoughts on who you think it should be below.

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