ABERDEEN have made a dramatic move in the days before the Scottish Cup Final with Celtic at Hampden on Saturday by stripping the captaincy from Ryan Jack.
Jack, who will leave Pittodrie in June as a free agent, is expected to go to the Dons closest challengers, Rangers. In a ruthless move by Derek McInnes, just four days before the Hampden showpiece, the club confirmed that Graeme Shinnie will be their man to lead the club out versus the ‘infrangible’ Celtic.
Shinnie said that the decision wouldn’t ruin the preparation of the club for the Scottish Cup final.
“It is not going to change the way myself, Jacko or the team are going to play. “
Shinnie was captain of the Inverness CT side that beat Ronny Deila’s team and their pursuit of the treble and was the man that lifted the trophy after his side overcame Falkirk. Shinnie believes that his Aberdeen teammates can be the ones to stop Celtic’s invincible, domestic treble.
“We are all leaders on the pitch and it is all about how we go and win the cup.”
Jack made an appearance from the bench in the 6-0 win versus Patrick on the final day of the Ladbrokes Premiership season but is still yet to be fully fit.
That will now be his last appearance in the red shirts of Aberdeen before he moves to Rangers when the window opens.