MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 02: Max Gawn of the Demons celebrates kicking a goal during the round two AFL match between the Melbourne Demons and the Carlton Blues at Melbourne Cricket Ground on April 2, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Melbourne ruckman Max Gawn has declared his interest in becoming the club’s captain.

The three-time All Australian threw his support behind current co-captains Nathan Jones and Jack Viney, but admitted it’s a role he’d love to take on.

“A lot of (teams) do it early, we pick our captains around February or March, but it has been Nathan Jones for seven years,” Gawn told SEN’s Bob and Andy.

“It is a job I’d love to do. I don’t think anyone would shy away from captaincy and I certainly wouldn’t. It’s the oldest club in the land and I’d love to do it.

“At the moment we have a captain who is one of the best young leaders in the competition so I’m pretty happy where I am at the moment and I know Jack would like to improve on a few things himself, but he is the captain and a great young leader.”

Port Adelaide, West Coast and the Western Bulldogs all unveiled new skippers this off-season in Tom Jonas, Luke Shuey and Marcus Bontempelli respectively.

Midfielder James Harmes told Triple M in November that he’d love to see Gawn take over the captaincy role in 2020.

“I think big Maxy will probably slide in there [as co-captain] and you will probably see Jack and Max leading the boys out next year,” Harmes told Triple M.

“I’m pretty good mates with Max and I think he has got really good leadership qualities. I probably couldn’t pick anyone better to take over (from) ‘Jonesy’.