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Robert Snodgrass the new Scotland captain? Hull City midfielder to put his name forward as Brown's successor

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Hull City midfielder Robert Snodgrass has intimated his desire to become the new Scotland captain, following the international retirement of Scott Brown.

With Scotland facing Malta on September 4th in their first 2018 World Cup qualifier, a decision on who will be the new captain must be made before then.

Snodgrass, who returned from injury in time for the new English Premier League season kicking off, has won 17 caps for Scotland and is seen as an integral part of the Scotland squad.

Injury curtailed his appearances in Scotland’s unsuccessful EURO 2016 qualifying campaign and he will be hoping he has better fortune for the World Cup qualifiers.

Pic | Domfell

Pic | Domfell

Speaking to the BBC, Snodgrass said: “It is a dream to play for your country first and foremost. It is even bigger to try to captain the side. I will throw my name in the hat, definitely. It is a massive honour.”

Brown’s retirement came as a shock to the former Livingston midfielder, he added: “I didn’t see it coming to be honest. Scott is still young, he is only 31, and he has so much to give in terms of his enthusiasm and character around the squad.

“He has been a terrific captain, he has been superb to work with and I wish him all the best with his club career and taking that forward.”

What do you think of Snodgrass as the new Scotland captain? Or do you think someone else should be handed the armband?

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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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