Robbie Savage: "Fantastic" Craig Bellamy can captain Team GB

Savage backs Bellamy for Team GB captain
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Robbie Savage believes that Craig Bellamy would lead by example if selected captain for Team Great Britain at London 2012.

Robbie Savage believes that his former Wales international teammate Craig Bellamy would be a worthy captain for Team Great Britain in this summer's London Olympics.

The Liverpool forward is expected to be included in the side alongside potential candidates Gareth Bale, David Beckham and Joe Cole.

"Craig is a fantastic player and captain," The Express quotes Savage as saying. "There is no question he can motivate youngsters. I've seen him do that as captain of Wales.

"He's got the respect, desire and is a caring footballer on the field. He would be a fantastic choice. People get Craig Bellamy wrong. He leads people on the field. He'd be a decent shout. But if GB can get the likes of Ryan Giggs or David Beckham that will help to sell tickets."

Team GB coach Stuart Pearce is permitted to pick three players over the age of 23 in his squad.

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