Kieran Tierney taking the Scotland captaincy from Scott Brown is shooty-in, in my opinion.

He is the obvious candidate to take over from Brown.

At only 20, there may be some who ask whether or not he is ready for the role but I think he has sufficient experience and ability to suggest that he is well positioned to take over from Brown.

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In many ways I think you forget just how young Tierney is because of the maturity of his performances.

I won’t be the only one who has seen that he has all the attributes of a top modern day player – he has the athleticism, the strength, the ability, he can attack, he can defend, he can cross a ball, he can score.

He has really developed his upper body in recent years and I think it would be a real statement from the SFA to decide that he was the player to lead the country for the new era that is on the horizon.

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Tierney has taken much encouragement from Brown and, interestingly, I thought that he was the first one on the scene at Aberdeen on Sunday when we saw Brown get chopped. You don’t normally see that from Tierney – it was a bit like who is that hitting my Da!

In any case, Tierney as Scotland captain is an inevitability – either now or further down the line in his career. From my own viewpoint he is more than ready to take that responsibility on now.