The England Captain Battle: The Four Main Candidates, Following Steven Gerrard’s Retirement

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England’s skipper steps down from international duty…

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England’s talismanic skipper Steven Gerrard has retired from international duty with immediate effect, meaning his manager Roy Hodgson will need to appoint a new captain for Euro 2016 qualification campaign.

Here are the four favourites:

4) Joe Hart

One of the first names on the team sheet, Hart’s in contention because he’s one of the few players who are guaranteed a spot in the side. The Manchester City keeper is vocal, and organises his defence confidently. At 27-years-old, he’s maturing, and has every possibility of starting between the sticks for England for years to come. With 43 caps already to his name, he’s just about got the experience for the role too.

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