Kieran Tierney to captain Scotland against Netherlands

Kieran Tierney's strip and captain's armband hangs in the Scotland dressing room at Pittodrie. Picture: Craig Williamson/SNS
Kieran Tierney's strip and captain's armband hangs in the Scotland dressing room at Pittodrie. Picture: Craig Williamson/SNS
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Celtic defender Kieran Tierney has been named as Scotland captain for the friendly against the Netherlands at Pittodrie.

Tierney is just 20 but caretaker manager Malky Mackay has chosen him to skipper the side against the Dutch in the absence of regular captains Scott Brown and Darren Fletcher.

Left-back Tierney will play at centre-back against the Netherlands.

Mackay has handed debuts to Ryan Jack, Ryan Christie and Callum McGregor.

Rangers midfielder Jack lines up at right-back while Christie starts alongside Aberdeen team-mate Kenny McLean in an inexperienced midfield. West Brom winger Matt Phillips starts up front.

Celtic’s Stuart Armstrong was a late withdrawal from Mackay’s squad. Hibs midfielder John McGinn takes his place.