Graeme Shinnie has revealed that Scott Brown threatened to break his legs after he put in a shocking tackle on the Celtic skipper in the final Ladbrokes Premiership match of the 2017/18 campaign.

The flashpoint resulted in the pair having a feisty relationship on the park while Shinnie was an Aberdeen player.

Now at Derby, the Scotland international looks back with fondness on his battles with the Celtic skipper. But he does admit that his tackle on Brown was a shocker.

Shinnie told Si Ferry on Open Goal: "It all sort of stemmed from the bad tackle I done on him.

"We had to beat them to finish above Rangers that season and we were away to Celtic at Celtic Park.

"We were 1-0 up and I put in a horrendous tackle and I didn't mean it. Like I wasn't purposly going for him.

"I put in a bad tackle, I was late and I caught him in the ankle.

"He went mental. He was like 'your legs are getting broken'.

"I had been called up to the Scotland squad in the summer and he was like 'I'm coming out of retirement and I'm going to break your legs in training'.

"I love that kind of stuff. I don't think he ever wanted to do it, like he was never that kind of guy.

"I done Sky Sports after the game and they obviously asked me about the tackle and what I meant to say was 'there was loads of those tackles in the game'.

"In the end I've ended up saying something like 'what goes around comes around' and absolute killed myself.

"They pumped us 3-0 at Pittodrie and they battered us. The football they were playing was unreal.

"He came up behind me and whispered in my ear 'do you want a touch of the ball wee man?'

"He plays the same way as I sort of play, we were bouncing off each other."