Kyle Walker has captained Manchester City so far this season (Nigel French/PA)
Kyle Walker will continue wearing the Manchester City captain’s armband for now – but has refused to reveal who the long-term skipper will be.
The England right-back has led City so far this term after previous incumbent Ilkay Gundogan left the club following last season’s treble success.
As in previous campaigns, the squad have held a vote to determine the make-up of the players’ leadership group, from which a senior figure usually emerges as captain.
The inspirational Kevin De Bruyne is currently sidelined through injury (Mike Egerton/PA)
Walker has revealed that this season the group comprises of himself, Kevin De Bruyne, Ruben Dias, Rodri and Bernardo Silva but has given no further information.
That could suggest De Bruyne, who is currently sidelined through injury, is the player who will ultimately take up the mantle but Walker insists it does not matter who it is.
“There is a captain but I just feel out of respect to everyone that’s involved in it, there’s no numbers,” said the England international.
“We’re a team and we (the leadership group) are a team inside a team, and whoever wears the armband or has the armband on the day, is going to wear the armband until the time is right, until certain members in that captaincy group feel it’s right to announce the number or the order.
“That’s what we’ll do but, until then, I’m wearing the armband because I was the third captain last season and I’ll continue to wear it for the rest of the season until the time’s right.
“I don’t even think it’s really necessary. We’re a team inside a team.”
Walker says manager Pep Guardiola is constantly refining City’s style (Nigel French/PA)
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