Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane is set to captain England when the Three Lions take on neighbours Scotland in a World Cup qualifying game at Hampden Park on Saturday. 

“Harry Kane will be captain for the game,” England manager Gareth Southgate confirmed on Friday.

“We have several players who have excellent leadership qualities and Harry is a player we have worked with, with the Under-21s before. He’s got a terrific mentality and I know he is delighted to be leading the team,” Southgate added. 

Kane was in prolific form towards the end of the 2016-17 season, winning the Premier League Golden Boot for the second year running and Southgate agrees with the sentiment as he added, “He finished the season in great form and any team would want a finisher of his quality in their side”.

England are top of Group F at the halfway point in the qualifying campaign and go into the weekend four points clear of second-placed Slovakia. They beat Scotland 3-0 the last time the sides met, a game which came in the early days of Southgate’s reign.