Stephen O’Donnell has been confirmed as Dundee’s new captain.
The influential midfielder turned in several impressive performances as stand-in skipper last season and manager Barry Smith has rewarded him by handing him the armband on a full-time basis.
The former Dundee United and St Mirren man led the Dark Blues against Lancaster City on Saturday, and Smith revealed the decision to award his midfield general the captaincy was an easy one.
He said: ”Stephen is an experienced player and has done the captain’s job before. He’s always been vocal on the park and he’s an organiser so, for me, it wasn’t a particularly tough decision to turn to him.”
O’Donnell described his promotion to captain as ”an honour.”
He said: ”I’m absolutely delighted. It’s an honour for me to captain a club like this. It’s an honour and a privilege that the gaffer has picked me and hopefully I can do the job well.
”I’ll not change anything in terms of my approach. I think we have a lot of leaders on the park this year, so hopefully we’ll go out and get the job done.”
Meanwhile, Lincoln City defender Adam Watts turned out for the Dark Blues as a trialist at the weekend.
The 24-year-old partnered Neil McGregor at centre half and turned in a decent performance in the Lancashire sun.
After starting out at Fulham, Watts played for MK Dons and Northampton Town and Lincoln, before turning out for Conference North side Gainsborough Trinity since January.