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Sol Bamba doesn't know if Uwe Rosler will officially give him the captaincy

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Leeds United defender Sol Bamba is unsure over whether he will be given the captaincy long term.

Leeds United defender Sol Bamba told Radio Yorkshire that he doesn’t know if manager Uwe Rosler will give him the captaincy for the new Championship season.

Bamba has performed the role for Leeds already during his very short association with the club and could be a good option for the coach to continue with in terms of that pressure and responsibility over the course of the next year.

“I don’t know yet. Every game I have played so far has been an honour – The manager is the one who will decide and whatever he says, I will take it,” he told Radio Yorkshire.

Why Bamba is well suited to the captaincy

Bamba is arguably the perfect man to be Leeds United’s captain long term for a number of reasons.

Firstly, he’s got a very likable character and is someone who seems to be popular with the club’s support base and someone who is popular with the rest of the squad.

From the play perspective that’s very important because Leeds can’t have a captain who the rest of the side don’t respect.

Secondly, he’s a central defender which is important because he can organise the backline and quickly communicate instructions to the midfield.

Rosler will need help over the next few months and he needs a leader on the pitch who is capable of communicating effectively and quickly with the rest of his teammates.

Thirdly, he’s got the character to take on the role and responsibilities that come along with it.

As captain, he’s going to be in a position where he has to speak for the rest of the team and represent Leeds as a football club and he seems to be ideally suited on all fronts.

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