Shinnie 'proud' despite European exit

Aberdeen captain Graham Shinnie says his team didn't get what they deserved in an "up and down" Europa Conference League campaign.

Barry Robson's side now cannot qualify for the knockout stages after their impressive 2-2 draw away to group leaders PAOK left them with two points from their four games.

"Very proud of the team, the way they went about it," Shinnie said. "We've gone toe-to-toe with a great team. Frustrated not to beat them at home and [then] a draw away.

"Four points out of six, we would have been happy with that. We feel like that's what we deserved, but sometimes you don't get what you deserve at this level.

"It's been a real experience, it's a lot different to what I've been used to. The boys are learning as we go. It's been very up and down. We've had some horrendous performances and we've had some top, top performances in the big games.

"Being in a cup final is brilliant. We're still fighting in the league. And in Europe, we've maybe not got what we deserved in terms of points but we can take a lot out of the performance.

"Overall, it's been a good campaign and we're disappointed not to take something out of it."

"There's a big game coming on Sunday now. We need to make sure that our attitude and performances levels are where they were tonight."