The 29-year-old centre-back, who arrived on a free switch from English League One Wycombe Wanderers, has been confirmed as skipper forward of Sunday’s season-opener within the Premier Sports activities Cup in opposition to Peterhead at Balmoor.
Stewart wore the armband whereas impressing together with his efficiency in the course of the 7-1 pleasant victory over Highland League Brechin Metropolis at Glebe Park on Wednesday, maintaining it even as soon as former captain Joe Lewis got here on as a second half substitute.
Summer season signing Anthony Stewart will captain Aberdeen for the brand new marketing campaign.
This fuelled hypothesis Jim Goodwin would title the skilled defender as his new on-field lieutenant.
It was one thing which was mentioned on the newest episode of our Northern Objective podcast (see hyperlink at backside of web page) – the place the panellists outlined Stewart’s credentials for the captaincy.
On the finish of final season, there was hypothesis midfielder Ross McCrorie might get the nod from Goodwin, with the Reds boss having moved rapidly to offer the 24-year-old an prolonged deal shortly after being appointed to the Aberdeen hotseat in March.
Nonetheless, McCrorie has as an alternative been named vice-captain for the brand new marketing campaign.