GRAEME SHINNIE has admitted he is desperate to experience an Aberdeen Cup-winning parade down Union Street.
The Scotland international defender, who is poised to play an important role against Morton in tomorrow’s Betfred League Cup semi-final at Hampden, was on the wrong end of a Dons success three years ago.
Shinnie was part of the Inverness Caley Thistle side which was beaten on penalties when the Pittodrie outfit n lifted the League Cup.
However, the full-back had better fortune two seasons ago when the Highlanders beat Falkirk in the Scottish Cup Final and sealed his move to the Dons a month later.
Shinnie said: “The 2014 League Cup Final was not a great game, if I am being honest.
“When it went to penalties it was not to be for Inverness. It was a great day for Aberdeen, a great day for the fans who turned out in their numbers.
“Even as an Inverness player that day, it was incredible to see the amount of fans the club had behind them.
“Then to see the parade down Union Street, it was something else. That is something I definitely want to experience.”
The 25-year-old added: “The last time I played at Hampden in a semi-final was against Celtic in the Scottish Cup.
“Everyone expected Celtic to win the Cup that season, but the fact Inverness beat them shows how difficult it is to win anything even if you are the favourites.
“We have seen over the last few years that the favourites have not won all the Cup competitions in Scotland.
“We will treat Morton like any other team we would play. You only need to see what they have done in this competition already to appreciate the strength and ability they have got.”