The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - SCOREBOARD -

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

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