Date: 26th June 2015 at 6:15pm
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Aberdeen have appointed Gordon Marshall as our new goalkeeping coach and Ryan Jack has become our new skipper for 2015-16.

Marshall was in attendance for the opening pre season friendly of the summer against Brechin, and it’s expected the paperwork bringing him into the club as part of our coaching staff will be completed by the end of the week.

Manager Derek McInnes has also appointed Academy graduate Ryan Jack as our new club skipper following Russell Anderson’s retirement.

Speaking to the Official Site about the appointment, the gaffer explained.

‘Ryan Jack will captain the team this season. With Russell retiring that responsibility had to fall on someone and I feel that Ryan will flourish under the responsibility of that role. I believe it will help his development as a player. He is a very influential player for us anyway and we are looking for that influence now as captain.’

McInnes went on to confirm that when deciding on who our new skipper would be, we did have a number of options within the camp and would’ve more than suitably conducted themselves in the role and he went on to reference Mark Reynolds in particular who he knows will continue leading by example as he has done for the last few years in the position of vice skipper.

‘It has to be said that when you consider who could have been your captain there were a number of players who came into my thoughts. He is brilliant in that role. There are a few other players there who would make good captains. You want a team full of them but only one person can wear the arm band and this season it will be Ryan Jack.’


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