SHINNIE: NO OLD PALS ACT WITH GERS’ JACK
GRAEME Shinnie is looking forward to renewing his “fierce rivalry” with Rangers’ Ryan Jack at Hampden on Sunday.
However, the Dons skipper says he and his ex-Pittodrie team-mate remain firm friends off the pitch. Aberdeen meet Steven Gerrard’s Gers in the last four of the Betfred Cup at the national stadium, their second meeting of the season after a Premiership opening 1-1 draw in the Granite City. Derek McInnes’ men are hoping to continue their quest for a first trophy since the 2013/14 campaign. Of the midfield maestros’ regular duels, Shinnie said: “We’ve been at each other’s weddings in the last couple of years and our wives and kids get on. “Because of that, out of it (football) we’re friends, but on it it’s that fierce rivalry and it’s like any other game.”
Aberdeen captain Graeme Shinnie and, left, Rangers’ Ryan Jack