BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 14: Toby Greene of the Giants celebrates during the 2019 AFL Second Semi Final match between the Brisbane Lions and the GWS Giants at the Gabba on September 14, 2019 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

Greater Western Sydney are understood to be weighing up their captaincy structure for the 2022 season, with skipper Stephen Coniglio likely to retain his duties for another year.

The 27-year-old may not be a standalone captain however, with fellow Giants stars Josh Kelly and Toby Greene reportedly gaining support from their teammates.

Coniglio's position as skipper of GWS has come into question over the course of the past two seasons, with the midfielder evening being dropped from Leon Cameron's side to face the Demons last year.

The emergence in leadership qualities of Greene has placed some pressure on Coniglio, with some suggesting the Giants forward be elevated from his vice-captain duties.

Greater Western Sydney's football hierarchy are set to make a call on the captaincy as early as this week, according to 7 News' Tom Browne.

"Giants footy bosses will decide on the captaincy as early as Friday," Browne reported on Tuesday.

"Stephen Coniglio battled with form this year, that was well documented. Sources say the highly regard captain will most likely retain the role."

Browne put light to the fact that Greene will miss the opening five matches of the 2022 season following his extended suspension for making contact with umpire Matt Stevic in the Giants' elimination final win over Sydney in August.

Despite this, Greene and Kelly are understood to have been among the leading candidates to join potentially be appointed as captain at GWS following a player survey within the club.

"Toby Greene and Josh Kelly polled well I'm told in a recent player survey," Browne added. "Keeping in mind, Greene is suspended for the first five games.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 14: Josh Kelly of the Giants (L) celebrates with team mates after kicking a goal during the round 17 AFL match between the Greater Western Sydney Giants and the Richmond Tigers at Spotless Stadium on July 14, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

"They're weighing up one, two or three captains."

Both Greene and Kelly were members of the Giants' leadership group this year, with Greene appointed as Coniglio's right-hand man, while Kelly, Lachie Whitfield and Matt de Boer also took on roles in the group.