“I am really proud.
“It is a great honour to be a captain of Aberdeen.
“We have our lunch in the canteen which is also the captains lounge on a matchday. The walls are full of the history and what the past captains have achieved. There is also a board with all the names. I am delighted and very proud to have my name alongside those who are up there.
“It is a fantastic football club with a great history. Hopefully I can be a captain that creates some history with this team.
“There are a few people in the squad who could have been chosen after Graeme left. We have a number of good experienced lads in the squad. The gaffer just said he likes how I am in the changing room and around the lads. He said I was the obvious choice for him.
“So I was very pleased to have that from the manager, it is very pleasing that he thinks of me like that.
“Hopefully I can take the club through some successful times.
“It won’t change me a lot or change my game.
“I have been a leader and vocal in past few seasons, so I continue in that role.
“Even if I did not have the captaincy, my role is as an experienced player of the squad to be a leader with or without the armband.
“We have got other lads who will take on that leadership role as well. Guys who have the characteristics needed and they will be experienced heads in the changing room and on the pitch to help us get results. They will have a responsibility to look after things further up the pitch.”
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