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Aberdeen boss hates being a cellar dweller

Boss Jimmy Calderwood admits he hates Aberdeen being bottom of The SPL. "It does hurt to be sitting at the foot of The SPL right now," he told the News of the World. "I'd be lying if I tried to pretend otherwise. And, yes, I do avoid looking at the table just now because I hate to see us there.

"I had this sneaky feeling St Mirren were going to do something against Rangers last Sunday and when I heard the result I just thought: 'Jesus, that's us bottom of the league now'.

"But I'm also aware I am the guy who has to do something about it and I won't be running away from the challenge.

"I don't wish to sound big-headed but for the last seven or eight years I've probably been the most successful boss outside the Old Firm.

"I've taken Dunfermline and Aberdeen into Europe. I've taken both clubs to semi-finals and Dunfermline to Hampden for a Cup Final.

"Aberdeen have never been out the top six of The SPL since I took over, yet before I came, I'm told they never had two consecutive top six finishes.

"So I believe I have the necessary experience to get a response from my players which will see us push up the table, especially when you consider we are only six points off third-placed Kilmarnock.

"This is new territory for me because I've never been bottom of the league as a boss. I've been there and experienced it as a player, but never as a manager and it's something I don't want to experience for long."

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