Aberdeen defender Shay Logan is confident that soon-to-depart captain Graeme Shinnie will shine in England when he completes his move to Derby County – and thinks that he’s be a regular starter for the Rams once Frank Lampard sees him close up.

Shinnie agreed a pre-contract with the Championship side earlier this week and will join them in the summer when his Pittodrie deal is up at the end of May.

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 25: Shay Logan of Aberdeen reacts when his team win the penalty shoot out during the Betfred Scottish League Cup Quarter Final match between Hibernian and Aberdeen on September 25, 2018 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Logan is sure his team-mate has what it take to succeed and is adamant that he’ll “never say die.”

“His mind set is 100%, never say die,” Logan told BBC Scotland.

PERTH, SCOTLAND - JULY 08: Shay Logan of Aberdeen in action during the Pre-Season Friendly between St Johnstone and Aberdeen at McDiarmid Park on July 8, 2018 in Perth, Scotland.

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“He can run all day, which you need to down there. Maybe he’s not got the best physique but you rarely see him pushed off the ball against bigger players up here.

 

“He’s one of those players who will give everything, and I think when Frank Lampard sees him, he’ll be starting.”

Shinnie has been a standout for the Dons since arriving from Inverness Caley Thistle and Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes will have a big task replacing his captain.

ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND - APRIL 03: Niall McGinn of Aberdeen makes it 3-1 and celebrates with manager Derek McInnes and Graeme Shinnie during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Aberdeen and Motherwell at Pittodrie Stadium on April 3, 2019 in Aberdeen, Scotland.

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While the Scotland international should have enough about him to do well at Derby, a lot will depend on where Lampard views his future.

His versatility could see him shoe-horned in at left-back and seriously detract from his strengths as a player.

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