Aberdeen star Greg Stewart has paid tribute to departing skipper Graeme Shinnie after the Dons picked up three points in his final Pittodrie appearance.

Shinnie has agreed to join Derby this summer and put in an impressive performance as the Dons beat Hearts and Stewart admitted the players all wanted to get the win for the Scotland international.

14th April 2019, Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland; Scottish Cup football, semi final, Aberdeen versus Celtic; Greg Stewart of Aberdeen challenges for the ball with Callum McGregor of Celtic

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Stewart also admitted that his future will “take care of itself” after he was persistent links with a move to Rangers and insists he is focused on helping the Dons secure third in the league.

“Coming into the game tonight, all I was thinking about was getting the three points,” Stewart told Aberdeen’s official website.

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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It was massive for Graeme as well. We all wanted to win for him. He has been a brilliant captain and a very influential player for this club over the past four years.

“I want to finish the season strong here. The summer will take care of itself. I just want to focus on getting that third place.”

Stewart scored the winner over the Jambos in last night’s win and look set to go into the final round of games level on points with Kilmarnock.

ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 10: Graeme Shinnie of Aberdeen and Manager Derek McInnes wave at full time during the Scottish Cup 5th Round match between Aberdeen and Queen of The South at Pittodrie Stadium on February 10, 2019 in Aberdeen, Scotland.

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With Killie facing Rangers and the Dons facing Hibs on the final day, the Pittodrie side surely have the advantage in the race for Europa League football.

Stewart will almost certainly make his last appearance for the Dons against Hibs and it would be a great way for him to sign off by scoring the goal to secure third.

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