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Shinnie insists Aberdeen must find form against Celtic

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Aberdeen captain Graeme Shinnie insists the team must rediscover their form if they’re to win the Scottish League Cup final against Celtic.

Shinnie is hoping to lead the club to victory but knows they have no chance unless they vastly improve on their disappointing display during their 3-0 loss to Motherwell.

He said, according to HeraldScotland:

“We were not good enough all over the pitch, we were a mile off it. We were embarrassed at times.”

“We need to have a good look at ourselves. We’ve got a massive game next weekend and if play anything like that we might as well not bother turning up.”

“We need a good week’s training and look to bounce back.”

“You could say that it’s better to get that kind of performance out of the way now but I wouldn’t – you need a good game going into the cup final and we don’t want any games like that.”

“We’ll evaluate it this week and then we have to try and forget about it as we build up to the final.”

“Obviously, there have been some harsh words after the game. There always would be after a display like that and, if there weren’t, then there would be a problem.”

“The harsh words were from everyone, the players the staff, everyone had a go at each other and it’s what’s needed after a game like that. But words are easy – it’s all about bouncing back on the pitch”

“Coming in after the game, you know what it’s going to be like and it’s not a good feeling; it’s one of the worst and we need to turn that around for Sunday.”

“We can’t afford another performance like this, especially against a team like Celtic in a cup final. But we know that and we need a good working week to make sure this doesn’t happen again.”