Andy Robertson appointed new Scotland captain

Robertson shows off his dribbling skills during a routine training drill in Oriam on Monday

Robertson shows off his dribbling skills during a routine training drill in Oriam on Monday

New Scotland captain Andy Robertson says he is determined to lead them back to a major finals.

The left-back joined United from Queen's Park in the summer of 2013 and went on to play 44 times for the Tangerines and be named Young Player of the Year by his peers in the Scottish Professional Footballers' Association.

Champions League finalist Robertson, who finished as Scotland captain against Costa Rica in March, has won 22 worldwide caps.

"It's probably the pinnacle of my career", Robertson told scottishfa.co.uk upon the reveal of his appointment. "I'm looking forward to leading the team out on Friday, and leading them out in the future".

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Scotland manager Alex McLeish added: "Andy was the outstanding candidate". His rise-and-rise at Liverpool and at national level was sensational.

Alex McLeish's team host the Belgians in a friendly on Friday before opening their Nations League campaign against visitors Albania next Monday. "I know a lot of players inspire each other and Andy is an inspirational figure".

He scored his second Scotland goal in last year's win against Lithuania, having netted against England in 2014.

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