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Gerrard wants to be captain

Gerrard wants to be captain

Steven Gerrard would love to be appointed as England captain and would feel "Honoured" to be the first England captain under Fabio Capello.

Capello earlier stated that the captaincy will be "changing role". With John Terry out injured it looks very likely that Gerrard will be made captain for the friendly match against Switzerland on Wednesday.

The other possiblities are Rio Ferdinand, Wayne Rooney and Michael Owen.

Gerrard said : "It would be a great honour. I think we've got to respect the fact that John Terry is still our captain, so until that changes John is still our leader.

"But he's not involved for the next game, so we'll have to wait and see who the manager goes with.

"It would be very nice, but until the manager makes that decision I don't want to say too much about it."