Dons midfielder Graeme Shinnie is ready for the challenge of facing big brother Andrew in the Scottish Cup semi-final.
The 25-year-old Aberdonian scored an impressive winner just before half time to see off Partick Thistle at Pittodrie yesterday.
As soon the Dons were drawn against Championship leaders Hibernian, thoughts turned to facing Andrew, who is loan at Easter Road from Championship club Birmingham City.
The brothers played together at Caley Thistle and Graeme said: “I spoke to him shortly after the draw, it will be a great occasion for the whole family.
“At least it means my parents will have one of us playing in the final.
“We had two great years playing together at Inverness, but playing against each other will be something different.”
Shinnie was pleased to grab his second goal of the season and added: “We knew what we were going to get from Partick as they have been on a great run.
“We had also been on a good run before losing 1-0 against Hamilton on Tuesday. It was always going to be a hard contest, but luckily enough we came out on top.
“I was pleased to get the goal. It opened up nicely for me. We practice that every day in training. They normally go in during training but normally don’t in the games.
“Luckily enough I hit it well and it found the back of the net.
“I felt we deserved to win but it was a tough game.
“We showed our qualities and created a number of chances so I felt we were worthy winners.”
Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes was relieved to have avoided a semi-final against Celtic.
Brendan Rodgers’ Hoops face Rangers in the other semi-final after beating St Mirren 4-1 at Parkhead with the matches taking place on April 22 and 23.
McInnes is relishing the prospect of facing Hibernian, who defeated Rangers 3-2 last May to win the Scottish Cup for the first time in 114 years.
He said: “It is a good draw and I think Hibernian will see it in exactly the same way as we do.
“All three other teams would have been pleased to have avoided Celtic.
“They are the strongest team at the minute so we are pleased, but that is not anything against Hibernian. I am sure Neil Lennon (Hibernian manager) will be just as pleased.
“When you get to a semi-final you expect a tough opponent and that is exactly what we are getting.
“They have an experienced manager, they are the holders of the cup and a level of player which means it will be a very close game.
“We just need to make sure we try to go there in good form.”