Some Derby County supporters have taken to Twitter to praise Graeme Shinnie following his excellent performance in the 2-0 win over Luton Town.
Derby came into the game coming off the back of a disappointing draw at Barnsley.
Players such as Martyn Waghorn and Duane Holmes were dead on their feet at Oakwell, prompting Phillip Cocu to make key changes to the starting eleven.
In came summer signing Graeme Shinnie to the midfield to play alongside Krystian Bielik. And the two players ran the game for the Rams in a comfortable home win.
A Simon Sluga howler and Tom Lawrence cross-come-shot handed Derby all three points. But, the biggest talking point of the day was Shinnie’s wonderful display.
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Graeme Shinnie has a debut to remember:
Shinnie arrived as a free transfer signing from Aberdeen in the summer.
The 28-year-old has been overlooked by Cocu for some reason. However, the injury to Tom Huddlestone gave Shinnie an opportunity which he grabbed with both hands.
Against Luton, Shinnie posted 12 duel winners, seven tackles and three interceptions. In possession, he took a team-high 88 touches and completed 90.9% of his passes.
Ironically, Shinnie was making his Championship debut with the Rams against Luton’s Andrew Shinnie. The Hatters man was thoroughly outplayed by his younger brother.
Shinnie now has the task of cementing his place as one of Derby’s midfield duo.