Dundee have officially appointed central defender Josh Meekings as their club captain.
Meekings (25) skippered the Dark Blues on Saturday as they lost 3-0 at home to Championship side Ayr United in the Betfred Cup and will assume the role on a permanent basis.
A club statement confirmed: “Josh Meekings has been named club captain by manager Neil McCann.
“Josh signed for the club almost a year to the day and has been a leader on and off the park in his time at Dundee.
“The central defender has worn the armband throughout the beginning of the Ladbrokes Premiership campaign after the manager made a number of different players captain throughout pre-season and the Betfred Cup group section.
“Josh described it as a ‘great honour’ to be named captain.”
The Englishman added: “I’m grateful to the manager for pulling me in and telling me that I’m going to be captain of the side.
“It is a great honour and I’m looking forward to the season ahead.
“There are a number of boys who could have had the captaincy this year.
“It was passed around through pre-season.
“Everybody had had their own ideas…but it is the manager’s decision in the end and I’m obviously grateful that he has chosen me to be the person to do it.”