Poll: Who should replace Grant Holt as Norwich City captain?

Who should replace Grant Holt as Norwich City captain?

Who should replace Grant Holt as Norwich City captain? - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Grant Holt's departure from Carrow Road has left Chris Hughton with more than just a vacancy up front - there is also a role for a new skipper.

Holt had been City's club captain, having worn the armband since the day he arrived, back in the summer of 2009.

In his absence a number of players have taken on the job, including Russell Martin and Wes Hoolahan.

Both might well be considered as options for the new Premier League season, but with the City squad currently in the throes of some major reconstruction it is perhaps not quite as cut and dried.

The influx of new players might also affect any hopes Martin and Hoolahan might have of leading the side out. While Martin made 30 starts last season, he faces competition for his place from fellow Scotland international Steven Whittaker, whose campaign was blighted by injury problems.

Hoolahan started 28 games for the Canaries, but the quietly-spoken Irish international is perhaps not regarded as captaincy material.

Imposing centre defender Sebastien Bassong – voted Norwich City's Player of the Year last season - would have valid claims, while Robert Snodgrass' contribution to the cause in his first season has also put him in the frame.

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Hughton has signed three new players this season - defender Javier Garrido, striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel and winger Nathan Redmond, while keeper Carlo Nash appears certain to be added to that list. Holt became the fourth striker to exit City this summer, after the departures of Chris Martin, Simeon Jackson and James Vaughan, but speculation suggests Hughton has plenty of irons in the fire as far as replacements are concerned.