Date: 13th July 2018 at 3:39pm
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The main topic of conversation for Sheffield Wednesday fans at the moment centres around the club tightening its belt and looking to shrink first-team numbers this summer and that lends itself naturally to player incomings and player outgoings.

As the Championship campaign of 2018/19 begins to near, whatever happens in terms of head coach Jos Luhukay’s eventual playing staff, there is another question that Owls fans can debate at this time of year.

Who do we rely upon to lead us next season with the release of Dutch defender Glenn Loovens at the end of last season?

The above article garnered a number of responses and there are arguments for and against each of the suggestions made in the thread. Some players stand out more than others to me admittedly, but it’s still a difficult question to answer because, at least at this stage of the summer, a number of the players who you would think more naturally lend themselves to the captaincy remain subject to some level of transfer speculation.

Whether anything comes of that speculation remains to be seen but, as Luhukay continues his preparations for the season ahead it doesn’t really matter if one man stands out, two men stand out or ten players seem viable picks for the armband next year.

He needs to prepare a list of ten to leave all options open in case the board get an offer they can’t refuse. Fair do’s that’s not new to football, every player has his price but it’s something else for the gaffer to juggle and probably explains why he’ll delay the announcement.