As most Aberdeen fans are well-aware, the club are in need of a new captain. Graeme Shinnie is leaving the club to join Derby, and Derek McInnes will need to find a new man to wear the armband in the summer.
Now one of the men who will be a candidate for the captaincy, Scott McKenna, has given his verdict on who the new skipper should be.
His pick – Dons goalkeeper Joe Lewis.
“Acts as a captain”
“Joe pretty much acts as a captain without having the armband” McKenna said, as reported by the Press and Journal.
“The way he carries himself about the club is brilliant. The manager hasn’t mentioned it at all but Joe would fit into that role perfectly.”
Signed a long-term deal
You can see where McKenna is coming from with his comments. Lewis recently signed a new five-year deal with the Dons, and will be at the club for years to come.
That might not be the case with McKenna, who is bound to be the subject of bids from sides in the coming months.
Therefore, it would make sense for Lewis to be given the captain’s armband when the season begins.
McInnes doesn’t need to hurry his decision, and it will be interesting to see if he listens to what McKenna has to say.
Still, the new captain will need to be announced sooner rather than later. McKenna has no doubt about who it should be.