Gordon Strachan has named his squad for the forthcoming European Qualifiers against Poland and Gibraltar – with Aberdeen’s Graeme Shinnie included for the first time.

The Aberdeen-born full-back has been instrumental in his team’s surge to the top of the Scottish Premiership and has appeared 15 times in total since signing from Inverness Caledonian Thistle in summer 2015.

Here’s a quick lowdown on Gordon’s newest recruit -

Age: 24
Position: Left back
Clubs: Inverness Caledonian Thistle 2009-2015 | Aberdeen 2015
Honours: 2015 Scottish Cup winner (Inverness Caledonian Thistle)
Squad number: 3
Twitter Bio: @Shinzzaa

2015/16 season
Total appearances: 15
(League appearances: 9)
(League Cup: 1)
(Europa League: 6)
Goals: 1 (left foot)

Minutes played: 1350

Quick facts
-Made two appearances for the Scotland U21 side back in 2012 against Belgium and Italy.
- Won last year’s William Hill Scottish Cup with Inverness Caledonian Thistle, his final game with the club before moving to Aberdeen.
- Younger brother of Birmingham City midfielder Andrew Shinnie
- Spent time on loan at Highland League club Forres Mechanics in February 2010.
- Started his football career at the famous Dyce Boys Club, who also produced the likes of Scott Booth, Stuart Armstrong and Derek Adams.