Why The Armband Goes To O'Neil!

Last updated : 28 November 2009 By Boro Mad

Gordon Strachan : “I thought it was better to have a captain who knows what I expect all round the pitch. David is getting to grips learning the game himself. He is a centre half and they don’t come in to prime until 25-28.

“Gary is at the hub. He knows everyone’s role. He is better places at this club to know what I want from everyone.

“Pogatetz is still the club captain. You look for different qualities. Someone who is good at organising around the place.

"But O’Neil is the man on the pitch. You ask who plays regularly, who has experience, who get injured. Who communicates with the manager and the players?“