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sport news Scotland's Graeme Shinnie pleased patience paid off

By Press Association

Published: 06:39 GMT, 7 November 2017 | Updated: 06:39 GMT, 7 November 2017

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Graeme Shinnie refused to become disillusioned or angry while waiting for his Scotland chance.

The 26-year-old Aberdeen captain was included in former boss Gordon Strachan's squad for the final European Championship qualifiers against Poland and Gibraltar in 2015 but never featured.

Stand-in manager Malky Mackay recalled him for the challenge match against Holland at Pittodrie on Thursday night as one of eight uncapped players.

Graeme Shinnie is hoping to make his Scotland debut against Holland on Thursday night

Graeme Shinnie is hoping to make his Scotland debut against Holland on Thursday night

The Aberdeen captain was selected by Gordon Strachan back in 2015 but didn't play

The Aberdeen captain was selected by Gordon Strachan back in 2015 but didn't play

UNCAPPED MEMBERS OF SCOTLAND SQUAD 

Graeme Shinnie (Aberdeen)

Ryan Christie (Aberdeen) 

Jason Cummings (Nottingham Forest)

Ryan Jack (Rangers)

Paul Hanlon (Hibernian)

Callum McGregor (Celtic)

Jordan Archer (Millwall)

Liam Cooper (Leeds)

As he stood on the brink of achieving a life-long ambition to play for

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