Aberdeen captain Graeme Shinnie has shot down Kris Boyd's comments that Barry Robson's men only turn up when playing against Rangers.

The former Ibrox striker criticised The Dons after their 6-0 defeat to Celtic before the international break.

And he went on to say that Aberdeen would have no problem getting up for their next game against Phillippe Clement's men on Sunday.

However, Shinnie has rejected this claim. Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: "The manager would be able to get us up for any game and especially after that.

"As players, if you don’t want to make amends for a defeat like that then you are in the wrong sport. We are all looking forward to the game on Sunday and it wouldn’t matter who it was.

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"We would be right up for the game, having a good week to prepare for it. We haven’t had a lot of time where we have had the full week to prepare for a game.

"We are looking forward to it.” When asked about Boyd's comments that it was "embarrassing" for the Pittodrie side to lose three late goals at Parkhead, Shinnie made clear that he was not impressed with the claim.

'I think he is just stating the obvious a little bit," he continued. "It is disappointing, it is frustrating and it is embarrassing that you have been beat 6-0 so I think when you have these defeats you need to take criticism on the chin.

"We have had some good results away from home. At Ibrox, away to PAOK and Frankfurt and you take praise out of those games and on the flip side of that you need to accept the criticism and take things like that."