After Leeds United’s win over Barnsley at the weekend Kalvin Phillips was speaking to the local press about the game. It came at the end of a big week for the local lad. He had signed a new long-term contract at the club earlier in the week after a summer of transfer speculation surrounding his future.
One question that was put to him by the Yorkshire Evening Post surrounded his potential as a future Leeds United captain.
Phillips gave a short and respectful answer, as to be expected from the upstanding gentleman he clearly is.
“We have got a great captain now.
“If it comes then it comes but if it doesn’t it doesn’t.”
But the question must be asked, should Phillips be a future Leeds United captain?
At the moment, Liam Cooper is performing the role admirably for Leeds. He, like Phillips, committed his long-term future to Leeds last week and at 28-years-old will hope to hold on to the role for some time.
Phillips’ chances of being captain whilst Cooper remains a mainstay at the club, therefore, seem slim and that is a shame.
Leeds United fans would love to see the local boy leading out his beloved club on a regular basis.
If Leeds get promoted, which will surely see Phillips remain at the club, it might be an image fans get to see a little way down the road. But right now, he will continue to work hard for his current leader in Cooper.