It's not just his own performance which will be key, but the manner in which he will organise his team-mates and make sure every one of them puts in a solid shift.
I had a wee chuckle when I read that, when he was assistant to Tony Mowbray, Peter Grant would have happily driven Scott south if any English club had offered £4milliion for him.
Quite how this real eagernesss to move him on was transformed into appointing him captain is anyone's guess. Perhaps word came from on high.
But everybody is allowed to change their opinion about a player - and you can count me among those who have been converted into a fan of Scott.
When I thought about the likes of Billy McNeill, Roy Aitken and Paul McStay, I really could not see Scott as 'officer material' and questioned his right to follow these guys in wearing the armband.
But over the past couple of years, he has toned down the antics and matured into a real leader of men. Neil Lennon has played a major part in this.