Grant Hanley was tipped as a future Scotland captain after being named as Blackburn Rovers' new skipper.
The 22-year-old central defender replaces Scott Dann who has moved to Crystal Palace.
Rovers manager Gary Bowyer said: "I've seen Grant do the job at youth and reserve level - he's captain material.
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"People have spoken about him being national captain for Scotland one day and I honestly believe he'll do that too."