Aberdeen captain Graeme Shinne has pleaded with Dons fans for patience as he makes his mind up over where his future lies.

The Dons skipper is out of contract in the summer but has been offered an extension by manager Derek McInnes.

2nd February 2019, Easter Road, Edinburgh, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Hibernian versus Aberdeen; Gael Bigirimana of Hibernian and Graeme Shinnie of Aberdeen compete for possession of the ball

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Shinnie admits it is a “massive decision” and that he isn’t in a rush to come to a decision.

“Give it time,” he said, as quoted by The Herald.

“I’m at an age where this is a massive decision for me and I’m not going to rush into it.

2nd February 2019, Easter Road, Edinburgh, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Hibernian versus Aberdeen;Gary Mackay-Steven of Aberdeen celebrates after scoring to make it 2-1 with Stevie May and Graeme Shinnie of Aberdeen

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“But games like Saturday’s show my commitment to the team and that my mind is never away from it. I’m always focused on this club. To be fair, words are not what will show it, it’s performances.”

The 27-year-old scored a double in the weekend win over St. Johnstone as the Dons kept up the pressure on Rangers in second place in the league.

After joining his boyhood heroes from Inverness CT four years ago, Shinnie has made 177 appearances for the Dons.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 05: Graeme Shinnie of Aberdeen is seen wearing a Rainbow arm band during the Scottish Ladbrokes Premiership match b

etween Rangers and Aberdeen at Ibrox Stadium on December 5, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Shinnie succeeded Ryan Jack as captain after Jack left Pittodrie to join Rangers in 2017 when his contract ended.

Losing such an important player would be a massive blow for the Dons and manager Derek McInnes will be hoping Shinnie’s love for the club is enough to sway his decision.

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