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Aberdeen appoint new goalkeeping coach

Aberdeen have replaced the axed Jim Leighton with Colin Meldrum as their new goalkeeping coach. Dons boss Mark McGhee was also considering a bid to bring in former Wimbledon goalkeeper Hans Segers, who is currently coaching at PSV Eindhoven, but instead elected to raid his former club Motherwell.

Meldrum confirmed on Motherwell's official website: "I've been at Motherwell for four years now and I've thoroughly enjoyed my time here.

"It's a good club, a family club, and I'll miss the place. But I think it is time for me to move on and Aberdeen was a good option for me.

"I've left on good terms though and I want to wish everyone at Motherwell every success in the future."

McGhee told RedTV: "We approached Motherwell about Colin Meldrum and they've been sympathetic - they know that Colin wants to come here."

He said of 33-year-old Meldrum, who is 18 years Leighton's junior: "He's got expertise in the gymnasium; he's got expertise on the physical fitness side of it.

"He brings a lot more than simply being a goalkeeping coach.

"He's young, he's ambitious, he's enthusiastic. He brings a lot to my team and we look forward to linking up with him again."

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