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Aberdeen offer new deal to striker Mackie

Aberdeen striker Darren Mackie has been promised a new deal at Pittordrie. Boss Jimmy Calderwood said: "Deciding whether to keep Mackie or not was always going to be one of the easiest I've made as a manager.

"It's made, now it is only a matter of sorting out the financial side and I don't anticipate any problems.

"He is one of the key players in the squad. He is Aberdeen-daft, he really does live the dream every time he pulls on the shirt. That's why I get baffled when some supporters have ago at him because he is one of them.

"He would do anything to help the team win. He's also a gem to work with and I want him at this club for as long as possible.

"His goal at Inverness was probably one of the best of his career and I was delighted to see him pass such a significant landmark.

"This season his touch has improved and his confidence is back. I'm sure he'll be an even bigger handful for defences in the second half of the season."

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