Captain George

Last updated : 22 July 2006 By Reggie Holdsworth
Gareth Southgate has chosen Boateng ahead of a few other strong candidates, including Chris Riggott and Mark Viduka, but he believes that the Boat has the qualities to lead the team.

An inspiration on the field, Southgate will look to his former teammate to inspire in the dressing room, a task I am sure he will take to, like a duck to water.

His first game in charge will be Boro's first friendly of the pre-season, against Rangers, at Ibrox this afternoon.