Who should be Norwich City captain for the new season?

PUBLISHED: 07:00 28 July 2016 | UPDATED: 08:29 28 July 2016

Russell Martin has been captain of Norwich City in recent seasons. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Russell Martin has been captain of Norwich City in recent seasons. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

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Which player should captain Norwich City this season? It is a question becoming more relevant as the start of the Championship season edges ever closer.

Current skipper Russell Martin looks unlikely to be in the Canaries’ starting line-up at Blackburn Rovers on August 6, due to a back problem.

That fitness issue saw the Scotland international fly home from City’s pre-season training camp in Austria, ruling the defender out of the last three friendly games.

The 30-year-old’s place in the starting XI was under threat anyway, with plenty of Canaries supporters already debating who should be captain for the new season.

Jonny Howson led the team out for Tuesday’s 3-0 win over Coventry and midfield colleague Alex Tettey has done likewise for earlier games in pre-season.

With former vice-captain Gary O’Neil choosing to join Bristol City on a free transfer, a vacancy is certainly up for grabs, particularly with Martin potentially missing the start of the campaign.

Star centre-back Timm Klose is another player some fans have suggested could take on the armband, while a former City captain is already in the ranks in Seb Bassong.

Who would you chose to be captain this season? Cast your vote in the poll above and see tomorrow’s Eastern Daily Press or Norwich Evening News for the results.

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