Andy Robertson named Scotland captain

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Liverpool left-back Andy Robertson has been picked as the new captain of the Scotland national team.

The 24-year-old he will wear the armband for Alex McLeish’s side in their upcoming friendly against World Cup semi-finalists Belgium and their Nations League game against Albania.

Robertson missed out on his country’s last two games against Peru and Mexico due to featuring for his club in the Champions League final against Real Madrid.

“Andy was the outstanding candidate. His rise-and-rise at Liverpool and at national level was sensational,” Alex McLeish said.

“The story of his career is fairytale stuff – when you consider he’s had setbacks a couple of times; it is the epitome of a true Scot to never give up.

“He carries himself well and is a tremendous professional. I know a lot of players inspire each other and Andy is an inspirational figure.”

Robertson joined Liverpool from Hull City in 2017 but was unable to establish himself as a regular member of Jurgen Klopp’s side until December when he stepped up to replace the injured Alberto Moreno.