Euro 2012 - England captain: Gerrard v Parker

Sun, 27 Feb 17:42:00 2011

Stuart Pearce must choose between frontrunners Steven Gerrard and Scott Parker when he names his England captain to face the Netherlands.

Steven Gerrard Scott Parker - 0

The midfielders have emerged as the two leading contenders to take the armband in Wednesday's game at Wembley, leaving Pearce to pick between two very different 31-year-olds.

Gerrard represents the old guard, a veteran of 89 caps who led the team at the 2010 World Cup, and who has the backing of players such as Wayne Rooney and Stewart Downing.

Parker has more recently emerged as a key player for the Three Lions, and would represent a break from the past, despite his relatively advanced years.

Below, we break down the relative strengths and weaknesses of the pair.

Our final score: Gerrard 43/60, Parker 45/60.

Stuart Pearce must choose between frontrunners Steven Gerrard and Scott Parker when he names his England captain to face the Netherlands. - 2

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