With Steven Gerrard's reign as England captain close to finishing due to his age, plenty of players will be hoping to become the next skipper of the Three Lions.

We take a closer look at the current England players who might be captain material. 

Jack Wilshere | Arsenal

The current star of Arsenal, Jack Wilshere, has been tagged as the future of the England midfield. He is almost a regular now in the first team and will most definitely be one of the main choices to give England a stable captain for many years to come. 

However, there are a few problems with this choice. Wilshere, of late, has had a few injuries to deal with and is out of the upcoming 2014 World Cup qualifiers against San Marino and Montenegro due to an injury. Furthermore, he has no experience of captaincy as he isn't even vice-captain at Arsenal.

Would it be too big of a step up for the young man? 

Joe Hart | Manchester City

Good experience in the international field and will most definitely be England's number one choice goalkeeper for years to come. Hart has already made a fair few appearances for Manchester City as captain and can see the whole game in front of him. Definitely a good shout for a captain. 

However, for Hart, it is getting messages across the pitch that could be the problem. Being in goal, it is hard for him to give his team messages of encouragement from such an isolated place as in goal. Furthermore, it could be hard to set an example for others to follow as it isn't in his power to change a game. 

Gary Cahill | Chelsea

Gary Cahill been learning from John Terry at Chelsea on how to organise a team in front of him. The defender has been playing fantastically well and has established himself in England's starting line-up of late. 

With captain experience previously at Bolton, Cahill could be a dark horse for the armband. But one problem is that he has a lack of international experience after missing the 2012 European Championships with a broken jaw. 

Wayne Rooney | Manchester United

One of England's main players, Wayne Rooney has shown that he has the capability to inspire young players. He would be a fantastic shout as a captain as he has got a lot of time as England's first-choice striker yet.

However, I believe that it shouldn't be given to Rooney as he cannot see the whole game. Continuing, it has been shown that when Manchester United have given him the armband, he has gone missing. Rooney is too important to go quiet in the big games.

So, who will get the armband when the 32-year-old Gerrard decides to call time on his amazing international career? Only time will tell.


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