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Shinnie says Aberdeen must improve defensively

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Aberdeen captain Graeme Shinnie believes the team must improve on their defensive display from the Motherwell loss if they’re to lift the Scottish League Cup.

Derek McInnes’ side face Celtic in the BetFair Scottish League Cup final and Shinnie insists the team must defend better if they’re to topple Brendan Rodgers’ side.

He said, according to HeraldScotland:

“I thought before the first goal went in we were doing well. We were on the front foot and I had a chance that I should have done better with.”

“We were in the ascendancy and then we concede a goal like the first one. It’s our corner and ten seconds later it’s in the back of our net.”

“That can’t happen, especially when you’re at a tough ground which we’ve experienced before”

“It’s not good enough and at 1-0 you then want to get a goal back as quickly as you can but we go the opposite way and concede again from a set piece, which just isn’t good enough.”

“We’d been doing well up until then and then it all went to pot but we need to deal with this”

“For a cup final you don’t need any extra motivation; you should always be motivated for big games like that. We’ve been bouncing back from things ever since I’ve been at the club.

“The pressure is right on us now so we need to step up and answer that.”