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Morrison to captain Scotland

West Brom midfielder James Morrison has been named captain for Scotland's forthcoming World Cup qualifier against Croatia.

Last Updated: 07/06/13 at 18:41 Post Comment   

James Morrison: The midfielder has been named Scotland captain for Croatia tie

James Morrison: The midfielder has been named Scotland captain for Croatia tie

Gordon Strachan's side sit at the foot of Group A having not won a game and they face a difficult test in Zagreb, where the hosts will be looking to continue their unbeaten campaign.

The absence of regular captain Scott Brown and vice-captain Gary Caldwell means that Morrison is given the chance to lead the team out, something which Strachan believes he has earned.

"James has been an excellent Scotland player over a number of years now," said Strachan.

"He thoroughly deserves this recognition and honour."

Morrison said: "I'm delighted. I was a bit shocked but also proud. I'll take this through the rest of my career and I just can't wait to get started now.

"I'll just do what I always do and try to lead by example. I'll try to encourage the players and try to get a performance.

"It's going to be a really tough game. They are flying high in fourth in the rankings and they've got some world class players.

"We are missing a few key players so it's going to be a very tough task but we have worked really hard in training and I think we are ready for it."

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