Scott Brown has been named as Aberdeen team captain after his arrival from Celtic this summer.

Brown left Celtic at the end of last season after a trophy-laden spell at the cinch Premiership club. The experienced midfielder replaces Joe Lewis, with the goalkeeper keeping his title as club captain. Manager Stephen Glass says Brown is an obvious choice prior to the start of their UEFA Europa Conference League campaign against BK Häcken.

Scott Brown takes leadership at Aberdeen after leaving Celtic.

Scott Brown takes leadership at Aberdeen after leaving Celtic. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

He said: “I am pleased to announce that when we welcome fans back to Pittodrie on Thursday, Scott Brown will lead the team out as team captain. We are all happy to have him here and are looking forward to seeing the impact that his leadership, both on and off the park will bring to Aberdeen FC.

“I am certain the supporters will enjoy watching him represent our great Club, I know he is proud to have been given the honour of leading the team as captain. I can assure you all that the drive he has to continue his record of being a winner, now in the red of Aberdeen, will be evident immediately.

“It is also important to acknowledge the role that Joe Lewis has played as captain and will continue to play for us as Club captain. Following conversations with him, I am pleased that he has a desire to serve as Club captain.

“Having seen his leadership qualities first-hand, Joe’s commitment to Aberdeen and the North-east Community is something that I greatly admire, and it is vitally important for us as a community Club to embrace those qualities.”

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