Norwich City fans vote for Wes Hoolahan to be captain against Swansea
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The results of the online poll for Norwich City's captain against Swansea are in.
He's been through all the ups and downs of Norwich City's modern history and now Wes Hoolahan is the man Canaries fans want to see lead their team against Swansea.
The Irish playmaker has come out on top of an online poll asking City supporters who should wear the captain's armband while Russell Martin serves a one-match ban.
Martin was sent off during the dramatic closing stages of Saturday's agonising 2-1 loss at big-spending Manchester City, using his upper arm to stop Raheem Sterling's goal-bound shot after goalkeeper John Ruddy had dropped a shot.
The 29-year-old now misses Swansea's visit to Carrow Road on Saturday, as Alex Neil's team try to end a four-match losing streak in the Premier League. That means the City boss will need a new captain, with his skipper having started all 11 league matches so far this campaign.
Veteran midfielder Gary O'Neil has worn the armband when Martin was rested for the Canaries' three Capital One Cup games – but the 32-year-old has only feature sporadically as a substitute in the league.
Asked who they would appoint as captain against the Swans, it was Hoolahan who was chosen by users of www.pinkun.com, with 23pc of the vote.
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The Republic of Ireland international is the club's longest-serving current player with 264 appearances recently taking the creative talent into City's all-time top 30.
Another midfielder, Jonny Howson, was not far behind (20pc) having captained hometown club Leeds United at the age of 23 and neither was centre-back Seb Bassong (17pc).
Summer signing Youssouf Mulumbu (13pc) and midfield colleague Alex Tettey (11pc) both attracted plenty of votes as well but striker Cameron Jerome (7pc), goalkeeper John Ruddy (5pc) and winger Robbie Brady (5pc) were less popular.