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Australian Football: Wanderers to name new skipper

Western Sydney Wanderers boss Carl Robinson says he needs someone who can help guide the club through troubled times and not hide, as he prepares to name a new captain.

The Wanderers are priced at 16/1 to win the A-League grand final but they have had a tough start to the campaign and have won just one game out of six.

Williams blow

Just to make matters worse Robinson has lost captain Rhys Williams who has undergone hamstring surgery and is looking at a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

Robinson will need to name a replacement and there are a host of names in the frame including Steven Urgarkovic, Jack Rodwell and Johnny Koutroumbis.

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Robinson confirmed the trio, along with Tomer Hemed, are in his thoughts, but there is a chance that he could split the role between at least two players.

One thing is for certain, whoever gets the job will be expected to stand up and be counted as Wanderers are facing some stormy seas.

Big appointment

"I haven't decided yet but there's a number of people that I need to step up now," Robinson told reporters on Thursday.

"The captain is someone who plays every week, who leads the locker room, or someone who leads the club off the field in the community.

"I've got to try and find the right people, and it might be spread and there might be a number of captains used before the end of the season.

"Those names are in the mix along with Tomer Hemed.

"I need someone who is going to be a good professional and who can be vocal and can handle the media if things don't go our way, rather than hiding. I need someone who will step up and whose voice is respected."

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