Joe Kinnear will decide over the weekend who will lead out the team, in his home debut as manager of Newcastle United on Monday evening.
Nicky Butt – captain for Monday night?
Newcastle will be without Michael Owen for at least this game, and maybe even the Sunderland game. after he picked up a groin strain in Wednesday’s training.
Shay Given and Nicky Butt are two that could be in line for the job, and we’d be surprised if Butt is not given the nod (excuse the pun), but Joe certainly has enough contenders for the job, that’s for sure.
Joe said today:
“I will have to think about a new captain now to replace Michael and that’s in my thoughts at the moment,”
“We’ve got a lot of good pros in our squad there’s no shortage of players to choose from.”
Who do you think should take over from Michael?
Let us know – comments always welcome.