What a shattering blow it is for Lucas Neill to be ruled out for a month. There are four players who could come in at right back to cover for him…
Spector is probably the favourite as that was his normal position last season. Ferdinand started off his career there, but always looked to be a fish out of water there. There are rumours that Curbishley sees Gabbidon playing there, but my choice would be John Pantsil. He’s never really been given the chance to show what he can do but whenever he has played he has always impressed me, particularly going forward. I’ve read he has played particularly well in pre-season too.
If Scott Parker had been fit, I would expect him to take over as Captain, but what about this for an idea? Give it to my favourite player Mark Noble!