Discussion about who should be Newcastle Captain had intensified over the weekend.

Rumours circulating that Fabricio Coloccini had not just lost the job for Saturday’s friendly when Jonjo Shelvey and Steven Taylor shared the duties.

Sunday night’s news that the Argentine defender had suffered a calf injury in a warm down after the Lillestrom match, has now made the need for a decision on a new Newcastle Captain, even if only temporarily, a real issue and not a hypothetical discussion.

Early reports claim that Coloccini will miss around a month, starting with the game at Stoke.

So the question is, who should be Newcastle Captain v Stoke?

An ideal candidate, in my eyes, would have been Siem de Jong, but he has shown neither the form or fitness that would even get him into the team a week on Wednesday.

So we have came up with eight live possibilities below, all players who look set to start against Stoke City, injuries permitting…

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