Ryan Jack named new Aberdeen captain

Jack wore the armband in last night's win over Brechin City. Picture: SNS

Jack wore the armband in last night's win over Brechin City. Picture: SNS

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MIDFIELDER Ryan Jack has been named as the new club captain of Aberdeen, replacing long-standing skipper Russell Anderson who retired from football in the summer.

Jack was the subject of intense speculation towards the end of last season with only one year remaining on his deal at the time.

Those rumours were quashed when he signed an extension in May, keeping him at Pittodrie until the summer of 2017. Now his place in the Aberdeen squad has been cemented further with this honour.

Manager Derek McInnes said: “Ryan will relish the responsibility, he is the ideal choice.”

Jack led the team out in last night’s 8-2 victory in a friendly match with Brechin City.

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