No one of an Aberdeen or Caley Thistle persuasion will have been surprised Graeme Shinnie has finally made his mark south of the border.
The former Dons and Caley Jags captain endured a difficult start to life with Derby County following the departure of Frank Lampard, the manager who brought the 28-yearold to Pride Park, to Chelsea.
His replacement Phillip Cocu appeared unconvinced by the Aberdonian, who was forced to wait until a match against Luton Town earlier this month to sample his first taste of action in the English Championship.
Shinnie wasn’t going to allow the opportunity to pass him by and produced a man of the match display in the 2-0 victory.
Since then, the Scotland international has maintained his place in the Rams line-up and endeared himself to his new club’s support by scoring a dramatic injury-time winner in County’s