Scott McDonald has been named captain for the Celtic versus Brisbane Roar pre-season friendly at Suncorp Stadium this Sunday. The Socceroos striker has been given an opportunity by new manager Tony Mowbray and is excited about wearing the captain's armband.

"I am absolutely delighted," McDonald told the club's official website.

"As a lifelong Celtic supporter, I realise just how great an honour it is to be given the captaincy for this match.

"My family will be among the thousands of supporters who are all looking forward to the club's visit and it will, personally, be a real honour to lead the team out on this rare trip to Australia."