Stuart Pearce has confirmed Steven Taylor will be England's Under 21 captain in the future.
Taylor is missing the Under 21s' friendly with Romania on Tuesday after being called into the senior squad for the Germany game 24 hours later.
But, upon his return to the Under 21 ranks, the Newcastle United defender will be given the captain's armband by coach Pearce.
"Part of my job is to get results and part of it is to get players upgraded," said Pearce.
"I spoke to him (Taylor) on Sunday to congratulate him and tell him he'll be captaining this side when he's available to play.
"How quickly he gets into the seniors and stays there is a situation of form and injuries and other things.
"He may be back in my squad for the qualifiers next month, but he has that mentality, like every player should, that you play your football where you are selected and it's all part of your learning curve."