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Wilson named Hearts skipper

Hearts manager Gary Locke has revealed central defender Danny Wilson is the new captain of the team.

Last Updated: 02/07/13 at 18:17 Post Comment

Danny Wilson: Will take over as Hearts captain in the new season

Danny Wilson: Will take over as Hearts captain in the new season

The 21-year-old was given the role after the Scottish Professional Football League gave the former Rangers player the green light to remain at the administration-hit club.

Locke admits it was a dilemma choosing the skipper, with the likes of Jamie Hamill, Ryan Stevenson and Jamie Macdonald all in with a shout for the role.

"It was a tough decision as the more experienced players have all made huge sacrifices over the summer and showed me the type of commitment I want here," Locke said.

"I feel Danny is the right man for the job. He has a lot of experience for someone so young, is a good talker and is a quiet lad off the pitch as well which is something you're looking for in your captain.

"It is a big responsibility for him but he has all the right credentials as far as I am concerned.

"He is a winner, commands respect in the dressing room, which is a big plus, and knows what the club is all about.

"He has made the same sacrifices as Jamie Hamill, Ryan Stevenson and Jamie Macdonald and as I said, I do feel he is the right man for the job.

"Hopefully he can be the leader of a successful team this season."

Wilson told the club's official website: "It is obviously a real honour to

captain a club of this stature and I was delighted to accept the offer.

"Heart of Midlothian Football Club is a footballing institution and it is a

real privilege to be given this responsibility."

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