Aberdeen have a new captain. The club have confirmed that goalkeeper Joe Lewis will be the club’s new skipper.

He takes over from recently departed Dons midfielder Graeme Shinnie. Lewis has been the man many have touted for the role and now he has the armband for good.

The new Aberdeen captain. (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Some Dons fans have reacted to the news.

Lewis was the obvious captain choice for Aberdeen

Having made 142 appearances for the Red Army, Lewis has all the experience he needs to be successful in this new role.

He also offers the Dons long-term security. The 31-year-old recently penned a five-year deal in the Granite City. It’s an indicator that he wants to see out his career in the north-east.

Long-term asset. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Goalkeeper’s usually play well into their late 30s and hit their prime a little later. If Lewis can keep up his performances throughout his 30s, Aberdeen could have a consistent captain for the next five or six years.

Lewis is the best goalkeeper in Scotland on his day. He can get to shots that bit easier due to his physical presence. He is brilliant in his own box, claiming pretty much anything he can get his hands too.

The Dons’ new captain can find players with his feet easily, possessing a decent range of passing with an equally impressive throwing arm. He is the perfect modern goalkeeper.

Lewis is the best in the land. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The Englishman will lead by example from the back. His experience and ability should see him become a very effective captain at Pittodrie.

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