“I’m 28 and one of the most senior players in the squad,” he told MUTV. “But it’s a role I’m used to with Scotland – you talk to the younger players, give them encouragement. I appreciated that sort of thing when I was young. I had a little word in my ear – nothing much, you don’t want to force too much information – but I really appreciated those words of advice. Hopefully [these guys] will as well when I do it. We’re expecting a really hostile atmosphere. But if you want to play at this club you have to play in big matches and you have to experience and deal with atmospheres like the one we’re going to have here.”
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