Dundee United have named midfielder Fraser Fyvie captain for the coming season.
The 25-year-old joined up last summer and made 17 appearances before a knee injury ended his season.
Although still recovering from his injury, Fyvie signed a new deal with the club in the summer and becomes Csaba Laszlo’s choice as captain.
“Fraser is a natural captain who leads by example,” said boss Csaba.
“His professionalism and dedication are excellent and he will lead my squad both on and off the field in a manner I know will encourage the correct culture.
“I am sure we will see the best of him when he returns to the playing field but already he is setting standards with his professionalism around the dressing-room.”
Fyvie will not be fit for the start of the season but hopes to be back playing by September.
He was delighted to take the armband.
“I consider it an honour to be named as captain of Dundee United.” he said.
“It is a role that brings responsibility but I am looking forward to the challenge. I am excited to learn this role and, alongside my fellow players and with advice from previous captains, my aim is to help United go in the right direction and achieve our goals.
“At 25 I have experienced a lot in football and, having started in first-team football at 16 myself, I will be on hand to advise the younger players at the club also.”
United have also announced their squad numbers for the new season, which kicks off on Saturday.