England is set to drop Captain Wayne Rooney to the bench for Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier against Slovenia.
In order to prevent last-minute injuries, Manager Gareth Southgate would leave the 30-year-old English forward out of the starting 11.
Southgate would address the press in Slovenia at 18:30 BST on Monday.
Former England’s national team manager, Sam Allardyce, had described Rooney as the right choice to lead the team.
Coach Allardyce said that the Manchester United skipper was hugely respected by his peers and has enjoyed the responsibility as captain.
Rooney is England’s record goal scorer and took on the armband from Steven Gerrard in 2015.