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Newcastle United: Steve Wraith hints at possible captaincy change

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NUFC Matters presenter Steve Wraith has suggested on the show that we could be seeing a new club captain at Newcastle United this season.

Back in May Sky Sports reporter Keith Downie voiced concern for the future of current captain Jamaal Lascelles (GIVEMESPORT) at Newcastle.

His playing time was reduced with the arrival of Dan Burn in January and manager Eddie Howe often went with Fabian Schar as his partner as opposed to Lascelles.

Now with the signing of Sven Botman the Toon skipper will be nudged further down the pecking order with his former club Nottingham Forest reportedly considering a swoop for the 28-year-old from the same club they sold a fresh-faced youngster to back in 2014.

The continued speculation has also raised questions surrounding who will take on the armband at the club but Wraith already seems to be assured who will be elected.

(45:33)”I can’t see Lascelles staying at this moment in time and I think we all believe that Trippier is probably going to be captain as well.”

TIF Thoughts on Trippier…

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The 31-year-old candidate certainly had an immediate impact on Tyneside as the club picked up ten points in his first four matches with the right-back scoring twice before being struck with a metatarsal fracture.

With 37 caps for England, Trippier is also a player who has reached the finals of the European Championships and the last four of the World Cup and with a La Liga medal in his back pocket, he is certainly well accustomed to playing on the big occasion.

He has played 113 times in the Premier League having also featured for both Burnley and Tottenham in the top-flight and on Match of the Day (via Geordie Boot Boys), club legend Alan Shearer tipped him to become Howe’s captain and incidentally, he led the team out in his final game before injury back in February so perhaps Wraith isn’t too far wrong on this one.

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