Former Celtic youngster Jackson Irvine says he enjoys being captain, after he was given the role at English Championship side Hull City, probably until the end of the season.

The Aussie’s promotion from vice-captain comes after the ankle ligament injury to usual skipper Eric Lichaj – that could see him out for the rest of the campaign. (BBC)

Irvine’s side host promotion hopefuls Swansea tonight and he’s already looking forward to leading the team out.

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“Eric has obviously been club captain and a massive player for us over the past couple of seasons,” he told Hull Live.

Irvine celebrates for Hull

Irvine celebrates for Hull (Photo by Jacques Feeney/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

“Now with his injury, I will step into that role on the field when I am selected.

“I enjoy it. It is something put upon me throughout my career so far.

 

“At Ross County and Burton on a few previous occasions and with Australia at under-20 and under-23 level as well, and coming through the youth team at Celtic as well.

Irvine after beating Celtic

Irvine after beating Celtic (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty images)

“It is something I have been a part of. It is a role I hope to grow into and bring my own inner character to it as well and try and help the group as much as I can as that is the most important thing.”

Irvine is now captain of a decent sized English club

Irvine is yet another example of a player not quite making it at Celtic but still going on to have a prosperous career.

He’s one of the leading players for a decent sized English side, and the work the Hoops Academy did for his career can’t go unnoticed.

Preston North End’s Darnell Fisher is another prime example of a player who didn’t make it at us, but could still be playing Premier League football next season – with his side currently in 6th.

Preston's Darnell Fisher

Preston’s Darnell Fisher (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)

Then you have the numerous players dotted around the lower leagues in England, and Scotland, with Andy Robertson the shining example of the quality we help to produce.

We wish Irvine all the best in his new role at Hull. Hopefully he can get them moving up the table.

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