04 Feb ‘Aberdeen not getting carried away’ – Shinnie
Graeme Shinnie played down Aberdeen’s chances of winning the Scottish Premiership, insisting his side are not getting carried away after their win over Celtic.
The Dons’ 2-1 win over the Hoops has reignited the title race after cutting the lead at the top of the league down to three points, piling the pressure on Celtic boss Ronny Deila.
It would be the first time since 1985 that a team outside of the Old Firm won the title but defender Shinnie is under no illusions of the task ahead.
“We don’t get carried away, we know what we have got to do,” he told the club’s official website.
“We have got an even bigger game now on Saturday against St Johnstone and we have got a couple of days to prepare right and recover.
“We just look at it as another game that we want to win. It was a tough game tonight and we need to recover well. If we can perform as we did tonight on Saturday I am sure we will do well.”
Jonny Hayes opened the scoring with a stunning 25-yard drive before debutant Simon Church, on loan from MK Dons, doubled the Dons’ lead, rendering Leigh Griffiths’ late effort a consolation only.
“It was a great team performance,” he said.
“There are not many nights where you feel that comfortable playing against Celtic.
“Defensively I thought we were really good, the centre halves were winning headers, Storie was breaking up play next to McLean and I thought we played really well and deserved to win on the night.”