We asked our Rovers fans' jury: After Darragh Lenihan was named captain against Bolton, do you see him as a long-term candidate for the role?

Yes, he is a more than suitable candidate. A football captain's role tends to be innocuous but in the case of Rovers, a strong-willed leader, communicating well and prepared to admonish his team mates is sorely needed.

Darragh has tightened up a porous defence and seems to have a touch of steel about him. He still has much to learn and perhaps the responsibility will make him more mature as a player and consistent as a defender.

The danger maybe that the extra responsibility negatively affects his performances but I feel he is streetwise enough to cope.

Paul Yates

Darragh Lenihan has played his best football this season without Charlie Mulgrew, and that's no criticism of Mulgrew, he just steps up his game without his captain alongside him as he recognises his role to lead and revels in the responsibility.

As for becoming Rovers captain, I personally don't think it's necessary as he leads the defence without the armband and sometimes the captaincy can hinder a player's performance. 

It's not just performances on the pitch too, it's influence and motivation behind the scenes and that's something only Tony Mowbray can comment on. 

Saying that, a captain must be a virtual guaranteed starter and moving forward, I don't expect our other candidates and senior players to play weekly so I wouldn't be surprised or concerned if he was to be given it. 

Kelvin Wilkins

Lenihan seems the perfect fit to take on the mantle of Rovers captain. With Charlie Mulgrew’s long term involvement in the starting 11 coming into question in recent weeks, for me Lenihan is a ready made candidate to wear the armband when Mulgrew isn’t on the pitch.

Elliott Bennett is obviously the current vice-captain, but with Mowbray talking about developing the squad with higher quality players, Lenihan is a better fit as our main centre half and a guaranteed starter week in week out. He seems to thrive in marshalling the defence, and having several leaders is only a good thing.

Tom Schofield