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Wednesday 23 July 2014

Celtic’s Scott Brown named as new Scotland skipper

Published 05/02/2013|14:51

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SCOTLAND manager Gordon Strachan has named Scott Brown as his first captain.

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Celtic skipper Brown will lead out the team for the first time ahead of tomorrow night's friendly against Estonia at Pittodrie.

"He already knows what it's like to be a captain with pressure and that made him favourite," Strachan said.

Gary Caldwell and Kenny Miller have shared captaincy duties in the absence of Darren Fletcher, who is battling a chronic bowel condition.

But Caldwell has returned to Wigan with an injury and 33-year-old Miller is unlikely to start as the Vancouver Whitecaps striker is in the midst of his close season.

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