KARL Robinson is likely to share the Oxford United captain’s armband around next season.

The U’s boss said the thinking behind the idea is that the players take on a collective responsibility, rather than relying on one individual.

John Mousinho will remain club captain, but a number of players will take on the matchday role.

“We’re going to have group captains,” Robinson said. “We’re going to band it into age groups.

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“When you have one person, the players look to him for guidance, but what when he’s injured?

“As a collective, they should all be able to take responsibility.

“Mous will be the club captain – that’s important, because what you do need as a manager is the middle man that you can go to.

“But equally when we’re getting stuff back from the players, I’d like that to be a collective thing. We will have three or four players who will take the captaincy depending on the games. I think it gives more of a freedom to that responsibility.”