ABERDEEN defender Paul Quinn has said he is ready to grab his next opportunity in the Dons first team.
The 30-year-old returned to the starting line-up for the first time in six weeks in the 3-1 win over Ross County 10 days ago.
The former Motherwell skipper was expected to retain his place in the side at the expense of Ash Taylor for the trip to Dundee on Saturday – however, a virus ruled him out of the game.
With the Dons claiming a 2-0 victory at Dens Park, it could be that the Wishaw-born player will have to wait for his chance to return to the starting line-up again, with Hearts set to visit Pittodrie on Saturday.
But the versatile defender insists he will be more than ready when the chance does next present itself.
“Of course, sometimes you need to be patient and other times it lands in your lap,” said Quinn.
“When I found out I was playing against Ross County I was buzzing.
“I am 30 years of age and I want to play every week.
“We knew that there would be changes throughout the season and that has been shown that everyone has been mixed and matched.
“The manager speaks very highly of his squad and how we can adapt to different systems and shapes for certain games.
“Of course, my aim is to do well both individually and collectively and bring what I can to the team and try to benefit the team.
“If we change shapes and personnel at times and it is not my opportunity then so be it.
“But I need to make sure that when it is my shot I do the best I can for Aberdeen Football Club.”