Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has admitted that he hopes his side can pick up three points tomorrow against Hibs for departing captain Graeme Shinnie.
Shinnie will join Derby later this summer and McInnes told how the Dons skipper was “hell-bent” on being fit for the final two games of the season after missing a number of games.
McInnes said it was “important” for Shinnie to be involved in the final two games as the Dons aim to secure a Europa League spot for next season.
“For Graeme, I spoke about his relentless will to make sure he played in these last two games and it says everything about him and it says everything about everything we’re going to lose,” McInnes said, as quoted by STV.
“Not just the player, but the man. He was hell-bent on making sure he was involved in these two games.
“He’s had a good week’s work and I think he needed the game last week and it was important for him and us to be on the pitch.
“He’ll be there to take the team out on Sunday and hopefully we can get three points for him and everybody connected to the club.”
The Dons also need to hope the result between Kilmarnock and Rangers goes in their favour or they’ll have an anxious wait to discover if they’ll be playing Europe.
Should the Dons finish the season behind Kilmarnock, they’ll need Celtic to win the Scottish Cup for them to earn a reprieve and win a place in the Europa League.