By Tom Blackburn
Leeds fans have taken to Twitter to back Liam Bridcutt to be named the new club captain after Sol Bamba quit.
The Yorkshire giants announced on their website on Tuesday that Ivory Coast international Bamba would be leaving the club due to “personal reasons”.
There appear to be only a few genuine options for the Leeds captaincy, including the likes of midfielder Bridcutt and defender Liam Cooper.
Bridcutt joined the club on a permanent deal this summer from Sunderland, having spent the latter half of last season on loan at Elland Road.
He has slotted straight into the Leeds side as they struggle in the Championship and fans will hope he can form a strong relationship with new signing Eunan Okane in the centre of the park.
While some Leeds supporters have suggested Cooper, and fellow centre-back Kyle Bartley, there is overwhelming support that Scotland international Bridcutt should be given the role.
Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Really hope Monk names Liam Bridcutt as #LUFC captain
Ticks all the boxes for me in what I look for in a skipper and he deserves it??#MOT
— e-Leeds United (@e_LeedsUnited) September 1, 2016
— Ryan (@LeedsUtdRyan) September 1, 2016
bridcutt has defo got too be captain #lufc
— ALL LEEDS (@LUFC_456) September 1, 2016
Captain options for me are Cooper Bartley and Bridcutt, only one guaranteed to start every week is Bridcutt so he should be captain #lufc
— Ryan Pinnick (@RPlufc93) September 1, 2016
I liked Bambas passion but at the end of the day he's not good enough for us or the championship anymore! BRIDCUTT FOR CAPTAIN
— Jamie Prior (@JLP_prior) September 1, 2016
bridcutt is the only person you could make captain, cooper is good but not guarantied his place #lufc
— David Kershaw (@DavidKershaw7) September 1, 2016
Bridcutt as captain would be perfect a vocal experienced leader on the pitch and he'd also help the young lads #lufc
— Armo #LS39 (@Jordan_Armo) September 1, 2016
Leeds' club captain will now either be Liam Bridcutt or Liam Coopeer.
Fully expect it to be Bridcutt. #lufc
— Jake Beales-Hobson (@JakeBealoJourno) September 1, 2016
In other Leeds news, they sign a midfielder after terms are agreed.