New signing Paul Reid has joined Colchester United manager Geraint Williams' list of captaincy candidates.
Williams is on the look-out for a new skipper following Karl Duguid's departure to Plymouth Argyle.
Reid formerly captained Barnsley, while another new recruit, Matt Lockwood, previously wore the armband at Leyton Orient.
"Obviously we are looking for a new captain at the club and I would expect that there will be a number of candidates who would put themselves forward and show great pride in leading this football club," Williams told the club's official website.
"We are delighted to welcome Paul to the club as we have been talking to him for a little while and are glad to have the deal sorted.
"Something we have always looked at is the character of those we're bringing in and if they are good players alongside that then it can only bode well for us."