Expectation not affecting Shinnie

Last updated : 17 January 2016 By Stand Free Ed

Ths Dons failed at the second attempt to pull clear of Celtic at the top of the table with a draw against Partick Thistle at Pittodrie.

When asked if the pressure got to Aberdeen with the chance to go ahead of Celtic in front of an expectant crowd, Shinnie said: “Definitely not. The whole season we’ve just been taking it game by game, it was unfortunately just one of those nights where it wouldn’t go in.

“Performance-wise we did well. We defended quite well, they had a couple of chances late on but we were pushing for the game at that point. Before that it felt comfortable and it felt like we were the team who were going to go and win it.

“The crowd are going to be frustrated naturally but we kept pushing and we kept creating more chances. That was the good thing about it and we’ll look to take that into the game on Sunday and hopefully we’ll put a few away.

“The fans have been terrific ever since I joined the club in the summer. They’ve been amazing home and away and hopefully Sunday will be no different and they get behind the team as much as they can. It’s up to us to go out and put a show on for them.

“The last two games have been different games. I guess Inverness was maybe a point gained in the end, but this game was maybe two thrown away, but we’ve got a chance to get three points on Sunday now and that’s what we’ve got to do."

Source: The Herald