Ryan Jack, 23, named new Aberdeen captain

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ABERDEEN manager Derek McInnes believes Ryan Jack will flourish in the role of captain of the Pittodrie club.

The 23-year-old midfielder has replaced the retired Russell Anderson and scored seven minutes into his new role as he wore the armband during Aberdeen’s 8-2 friendly win at Brechin on Wednesday night.

Aberdeen's Ryan Jack has been described as very influential'. Picture: SNS Group

Aberdeen's Ryan Jack has been described as very influential'. Picture: SNS Group

McInnes told the club’s official website: “Ryan Jack will captain the team this season. With Russell retiring that responsibility had to fall on someone and I feel that Ryan will flourish under the responsibility of that role. I believe it will help his development as a player.

“He is a very influential player for us anyway and we are looking for that influence now as captain. It has to be said that when you consider who could have been your captain there were a number of players who came into my thoughts.

“Mark Reynolds will do what he has done for the last few years by supporting Jacko from the position of vice-captain. He is brilliant in that role. There are a few other players there who would make good captains.

“You want a team full of them but only one person can wear the armband and this season it will be Ryan Jack.”

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