Graeme Shinnie has backed his Scotland team-mate Kenny McLean to be a hit at Norwich City.
The pair, who played alongside each other for the last three seasons with Aberdeen, were also team-mates for the national side in the 2-0 defeat to Peru as Shinnie made his Scotland debut.
Alex McLeish’s Dark Blues will now face Mexico in Mexico City in the early hours of Sunday morning in the second friendly of their South American tour.
After that fixture and the summer break, McLean, who won his fourth cap in Lima, will head for Carrow Road.
The Canaries signed him from the Dons in January and then loaned him back to
the Reds for the rest of the season.
Next term the 26-year-old will be plying his trade in the English Championship and his skipper at Pittodrie, Shinnie, reckons McLean will make his mark down south because he has seen him grow as a player since arriving in
the Granite City in January 2015.
Shinnie said: “He definitely can do well at Norwich.
“He’s grown so much as a player.
“Even when I was at Inverness, watching him, I was impressed by him but he could be on and off.
“But once I came here (in the summer of 2015), he has gone from strength to strength and has improved so much.
“He’s a brilliant player and I think he’ll go down to Norwich and try to stamp his authority on things down there and I think he will do that.”
Something that also gives Shinnie confidence McLean will make the grade in England is the rise of former Aberdeen loanee James Maddison.
He joined the Dons on loan from Norwich for the first half of the 2016/17 season.
During his spell in the Granite City he became a favourite with the Red Army.
Maddison helped Aberdeen reach the League Cup final in November 2016 and also scored a memorable late free-kick winner in a 2-1 victory against Rangers at Pittodrie in September 2016.
He was recalled by the Canaries in January 2017.
In the season recently concluded, Maddison was a regular in Daniel Farke’s side at Norwich.
He made 49 appearances, scored 15 goals and supplied 11 assists and has been linked with big-money moves to the English Premier League.
Shinnie believes McLean is capable of making a mark at Norwich in the same way as his former Aberdeen team-mate Maddison.
Shinnie added: “Kenny will take great belief from seeing someone like Madders doing well there.
“It’s the opportunity Kenny sees. That’s why he’s going down there and we wish him the best of luck.”