Aberdeen goalkeeper Joe Lewis has been named as the Scottish Premiership club’s new captain.
The 31-year-old, who was Aberdeen’s Player of the Year for 2018/19, succeeds Graeme Shinnie as skipper, with the latter having departed for Derby County.
“I am really proud,” said Lewis at a press conference on Wednesday. “It is a great honour to be a captain of Aberdeen.
“We have our lunch in the canteen which is also the captains lounge on a matchday. The walls are full of the history and what the past captains have achieved.
“There is also a board with all the names. I am delighted and very proud to have my name alongside those who are up there.
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“It is a fantastic football club with a great history. Hopefully I can be a captain that creates some history with this team.
“There are a few people in the squad who could have been chosen after Graeme left. We have a number of good experienced lads in the squad.
“The gaffer just said he likes how I am in the changing room and around the lads. He said I was the obvious choice for him.
“So I was very pleased to have that from the manager, it is very pleasing that he thinks of me like that.
“Hopefully I can take the club through some successful times.”
Aberdeen will have their first first competitive match of the 2019/20 season this evening when they host Finnish side RoPS in a UEFA Europa League first qualifying round, first leg clash.