Huddersfield Town boss Mark Robins is not yet ready to pick a new captain.
As the Championship line-up prepare for Tuesday’s friendly against Sheffield United at Bramall Lane, the manager is still considering who will succeed Peter Clarke with the armband.
Lee Peltier did the job against Scunthorpe on Saturday, while Adam Clayton, Anthony Gerrard and striker James Vaughan – who is not being risked at Bramall Lane because of a calf injury – are names mentioned among supporters.
Goalkeeper Alex Smithies also filled the role during Clarke’s absence through injury last season.
“I’ve not sorted a captain just yet, it’s open,” said Robins, who is working to add potential new signings to his selection options for the August 9 Championship opener against Bournemouth at the John Smith’s Stadium.
“There are not many candidates, but let’s see what transpires in the next couple of weeks.
“I’m not ready to do anything yet (on the captaincy). When I am, everybody will know.”
Robins wants to see more from his side against the Blades, having lost 1-0 to Scunthorpe and with just two more senior friendlies on the horizon before the big kick-off, which are at Oldham Athletic on Saturday and at home to Newcastle United on Tuesday, August 5.
“You always learn from looking at various things and the way we set out,” he added.
“Players make formations work and players make systems work – and we have got to do a little bit more when we’ve not got the ball, but I’ve been saying that for a while now.”
Town send an Under 21 Development Squad to Stalybridge Celtic on Wednesday, July 30, when kick-off is 7pm.
Those players who do not get much time against Sheffield United are set to feature at Stalybridge.
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