England: Five possible captains to succeed Steven Gerrard

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After the international retirement of Steven Gerrard, the England captaincy is now up for grabs. Many names have been touted to be in line for the armband, but who will take over from Gerrard?

Here, we look at five possible candidates for the England captaincy.

5. Jordan Henderson

An unlikely appointment, but still a possible choice for the armband. Throughout the World Cup, Henderson showed how far he has developed into a good midfielder. As he is Steven Gerrard's midfield partner at Liverpool, Henderson could learn from his predecessor to be a great England captain.

4. Jack Wilshere

Similarly to Henderson, the appointment of Wilshere as captain seems unlikely, but Wilshere has been touted as a potential England captain. However recent injuries and off field incidents, such as smoking, has put any talk of future captaincy on hold. Could Wilshere be the next captain of The Three Lions?

3. Joe Hart

With 43 caps under his belt, Joe Hart is comfortably England's number one. Despite no captaincy experience, Hart could be in with a shout of the captain's job. However, due to poor form at the start of last season, Hodgson may look elsewhere. But, could Hart be Gerrard's replacement?

2. Gary Cahill

At Bolton, Cahill was deputy captain and showed quality leadership skills throughout his time. Now, at Chelsea, his centre-back partner is John Terry, a former England captain. Many have touted Cahill as a potential Chelsea captain. Could we see Cahill lead England out as captain in the future?

1. Wayne Rooney

Currently the bookmakers favourite for the captaincy, Rooney is England's main man. With 95 caps to his name, and only 28 years of age, Rooney can lead England out for a number of years. He's captained England, and Manchester United on a number of occasions, could Rooney take the captaincy on a full-time basis?

What do you think? Who will be the next England captain? Comment below!

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