Four candidates to become Uwe Rosler's Leeds United captain

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Who should lead Leeds into battle in the Championship next term?

Sol Bamba

The obvious choice, Sol Bamba exudes leadership even in short post-match interviews. The Leeds United centre-back solidified his side's defence considerably when he joined the Championship club on loan last term and has now been brought to the fore on a permanent basis.

Boss Uwe Rosler will have few options better than the Ivorian when it comes to the United captaincy.

Liam Cooper

The former leader, so to speak, Liam Cooper's biggest credentials when it comes to the armband are the fact he has been there, done that and was captain last term. Keeping the 23-year-old as skipper, then, would create some stability and continuity - always useful at Elland Road. The disadvantage, though, is if Cooper isn't a regular starter due to Bamba and Giuseppe Bellusci's presence.

Alex Mowatt

A left-field alternative, as few will want one of the side's youngest to lead United out. But Alex Mowatt leads from midfield with how he plays, is a fan favourite and gels easily with the rest of the Leeds team. Mowatt is a Leeds player through and through but there is bound to be increasing interest in him as the months and years go by. What better way of increasing his loyalty to the club than by making him its captain?

Luke Murphy

A midfielder with experience and composure, the comeback really would be complete for Luke Murphy were he handed the armband at Leeds. Last season, the Yorkshire team's captains were all defenders but, as with Mowatt, handing the position of leadership to someone further up the field could get the Whites into a more attacking mindset. Murphy has just signed a new contract and will be a key part of the Leeds team. He would certainly be worth considering.

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