Rovers defender Charlie Mulgrew will captain Scotland for tomorrow’s friendly with Costa Rica.

Mulgrew will earn his 32nd cap for his country and will lead Scotland out at Hampden Park in Alex McLeish’s first match back as manager.

The Rovers captain has been a regular for his national team since arriving at Ewood Park and the 32-year-old has worn the armband at club level having been named as captain by Tony Mowbray at the start of the season.

McLeish says ‘class act’ Mulgrew is a deserved leader for his country.

He said: “Charlie looks a class act at that level and we know that he's also played at the top level.

“Scotland international level is routine for Charlie now.

“We want him to help the young kids about him who are going to come in. We could have up to 10 new caps playing.

“He's a good leader and deserves to be captain.”