Leeds United: Peltier in right position for captain - Ormsby

Lee Peltier.
Lee Peltier.
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Leeds United legend Brendan Ormsby answers your questions.

Hi Brendan. What do you reckon about the decision to make Lee Peltier United captain? Good call or not?

Philip Smith, Leeds

I like defenders or midfielders being captain – certainly not a goalkeeper or centre-forward!

For me, ideally it should be a centre-half or centre midfielder. I remember when Alan Shearer was given the England captaincy and people were saying it was a good thing, but it wasn’t for me.

Defenders are involved in the game more than the keeper as are the midfielders who are involved throughout the 90 minutes.

Keepers and forwards can’t dictate like that and if you have a keeper who is captain and is quiet, you have a problem as the midfielders and strikers won’t be able to hear him.

Give me a centre-half or a midfielder who is loud any day of the week! Peltier will be a regular in defence, mainly at right-back but he can also play in the middle, so it seems a fair call and we’ll see how he does.

I thought he and Jason Pearce would be the candidates and I think giving it to either of them wouldn’t have been a problem.

Robert Snodgrass had the armband for most of last season, but I think that was more to do with trying to keep him at the club with him being our best player at the time. I bet that deep down, while Snoddy was proud and honoured to have the captaincy, he didn’t really want it as he probably had enough on his plate.

I remember giving the captaincy to my lad, Liam, once and he plays in midfield. I just gave it to him and he said: “Look dad, I don’t want it. I don’t talk enough – I just want to get on with my own game.”

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