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Manager Gary Locke has appointed Scotland international Danny Wilson as his new captain.

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The Scottish Premier League recently confirmed the continuation of the 21-year-old's registration with Hearts following his spell on loan from Liverpool and Gary believes the former Rangers defender has all the credentials required to assume the responsibility that comes with the armband.

Speaking exclusively to Hearts News, the boss said: "It was a tough decision as the more experienced players have all made huge sacrifices over the summer and showed me the type of commitment I want here.

"I feel Danny is the right man for the job. He has a lot of experience for someone so young, is a good talker and is a quiet lad off the pitch as well which is something you're looking for in your captain.

"It is a big responsibility for him but he has all the right credentials as far as I am concerned. He is a winner, commands respect in the dressing-room, which is a big plus, and knows what the club is all about.

"He has made the same sacrifices as Jamie Hamill, Ryan Stevenson and Jamie Macdonald and as I said, I do feel he is the right man for the job. Hopefully he can be the leader of a successful team this season."

Gary, meanwhile, has praised the efforts of the fans with 2000 season tickets having been sold since the club went into administration less than a fortnight ago.

"It is incredible what they are doing," he said. "The more season tickets we sell the better it is for the club and hopefully the fans can keep going with their efforts. I fully appreciate money is tight just now which makes what they have done even more remarkable.

"To have a packed Tynecastle for the start of the season will give a lift to all the players after what has been a really difficult summer."

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