Stephen McManus has stated that it is a 'tremendous honour' to be named as George Burley's first Scotland captain.
McManus will take the first skipper's armband of Burley's rein when Scotland take on Croatia on Wednesday - a game that can be seen live on Sky Sports 2.
The 25-year-old has expressed his delight at the temporary role as he deputises for first-choice captain Barry Ferguson - who misses the game at Hampden due to an ankle injury.
He said: "It's a great honour, probably the biggest honour I've had in the game so far along with, obviously, when I was given the captaincy of Celtic at the start of the season.
"Keep the armband? No, it's common sense to show respect to Barry. But it's a tremendous honour to lead your country, even if it's for one game, five minutes or 10 minutes.
"It's something that I will enjoy looking back at and it is something that no-one can take away from you.
"However, my main aim is to stay in the side and anything else that comes after that is a bonus."