PAUL Robinson believes Alan Dunne or David Forde should skipper Millwall in his absence.
Club captain Robinson yesterday sealed a loan move to League Two side Portsmouth.
And the 32-year-old has tipped Dunne and Forde as the leading contenders to wear the armband for the Lions this season.
"Nicky Bailey being injured has perhaps ruled him out," Robinson said.
"For me, it's a straight choice between Dunney and Fordey.
"They've been at the club for a long time, they know how Millwall works and they've been important players here for a number of years.
"Both of them have been an integral part of what Ian Holloway has done since he's come in.
"The two of them are natural leaders and I'm sure one of them will wear the armband."
Robinson is joining Pompey for a month but has not given up hope of playing for Millwall again.
"Ollie has made it pretty clear that games are going to be hard to come by and Portsmouth have got eight in a 28-day period," he said.
"It's an opportunity to get me fully up to speed, fighting fit and in contention to come back to The Den and challenge for a first-team place.
"I'm still at Millwall this season and that's still where I want to play.
"I was really looking forward to the new season but I'm short of match fitness.
"I need to play – to get my feet moving and my timing right – so I need to get out there and get my sharpness back.
"Hopefully doing that will mean I can be much further ahead in Ollie's thoughts.
"But there's no room for sentiment in football – it can't work like that.
"You can only judge things on the here and now, and in Ollie's opinion I'm not at the level required to get into his team."