Caley Thistle captain Graeme Shinnie says holding aloft the Scottish Cup would mark the perfect end to his stay with the club.
Shinnie provided the assist for right back David Raven’s winner in Sunday’s dramatic 3-2 Scottish Cup semi-final victory against Celtic.
Next month’s final against Championship outfit Falkirk will be Shinnie’s last game for the club, with the 23 year-old having signed a pre-contract agreement with Premiership rivals Aberdeen.
Shinnie is already dreaming of bowing out from the Caley Jags with silverware, but says his side must ensure they finish the Premiership season on a high, with the Highlanders third in the league and on course to qualify for the Europa League for the first time in their 21-year history.
Shinnie added: “It is the perfect way to go out.
“Leading the boys out in a cup final will be a proud moment for me.
“I know these boys can go on and win the cup so we need to prepare right.
“We will need to work hard in training and also try to cement our league position as well.
“Until the cup final, we will just have to take each game as it comes, and then we can look forward to the cup final.”