DERBY County man Graeme Shinnie says a move to the Old Firm never materialised even though he asked his agent to enquire about a move.

The former Aberdeen and Inverness man was linked heavily with moves to both Glasgow clubs during his spell in Scotland.

But, the Scotland international revealed his biggest regret in football wasn’t missing out on a move to Glasgow, but not winning anything during his time at Aberdeen.

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Speaking to Open Goal about moving to the Old Firm before he signed for Aberdeen, he said: "Rangers weren't interested, Celtic were sniffing about.

"I got my agent to ask what the situation was and they said basically just now it's a no.

"I wasn't pestering to go there. Yogi (John Hughes) was good friends with John Collins and he was maybe saying to them 'you have to take him'."

Shinnie also revealed how much the Aberdeen side he played in regretted never winning a trophy.

The Dons came closest in the 2017 Scottish Cup Final, when a last gap Tom Rogic goal handed Celtic the treble.

He said: “It was horrendous (losing the 2017 final), if Brendan Rogers didn’t take over I feel that Aberdeen team would have won something.

“That team was very good, I remember Derek McInnes said ‘I’ve built a team to this point’ and the cup final was supposed to be the end point.

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“The squad started to break up (after the cup final) and the team completely split apart.”

Shinnie also spoke about his move to Derby, and admitted the prospect of playing in the Championship under Frank Lampard was too good to turn down.

“When I heard that Derby wanted me that was the move I wanted.

“Frank (Lampard) text my agent saying we are keeping an eye on him, in April (of 2019) Derby came back and said they wanted to do it.”