Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph has outlined his credentials for taking over the captaincy at Villa Park from his comments on the club's official site.
Tim Sherwood is likely to have to name a new captain this summer, with Ron Vlaar looking increasingly likely to depart on a free at the end of the season, and there are few better candidates than Delph.
Not only is the England international one of the most influential players that Villa have on the field, but his comments suggest that he also has a big impact on the training field.
"I'm quite demanding. I don't like losing, whether it's in training or matches," he said. "I try to dig out the best in myself and everybody around me."
This attitude could be crucial as Villa look to find a player who can lead by example and drive them forward.
Vlaar has missed much of this campaign through injury and failing to have their official captain on the pitch is sure to have negatively impacted on the team.
The side have looked like they have lack a leader and an organiser on the field, at times, but Delph appears to have all the attributes required to step-up to that role.
Not only is he a player who Villa will build their team around for the years ahead, but his innate desire to win makes him an obvious candidate to take over.
Villa can use Delph, who has become an England international whilst at the club, as an example for future players and, after he committed his future to the club earlier in the season, there seems no better way for them to reward that loyalty than by giving him the armband for next season.