Date: 14th March 2007 at 2:32pm
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Jimmy Calderwood will surprisingly make a defender his first signing for next season as he looks to build on the progress made this term.

6`0″ centre backLee Mair will join Aberdeen on a Bosman from Dundee United and the 26 year old will probably take Karim Touzani`s place in the squad after the Dutchman has struggled with injuries and was again forced off last night, playing only 26 minutes.

Jimmy said of the likelihood of the Aberdeen born player joining his home club after being frozen out for much of this season by Craig Levein, ‘We have a few things still to iron out with the lad, but I’m confident Lee Mair will be an Aberdeen player next season.’

Mair began his career at Dundee where he came through the ranks and earned valuable experience when he was sent on loan to East Fife and Falkirk for a season each. He then played with Dundee as a first team regular before leaving for Stockport County where he made only 14 appearances before heading north again to sign for Ian McCall`s Dundee United in the winter of 2005. He sustained an injury that kept him out of the rest of that season but returned this season and has made 26 appearances for the Arabs so far. Like so many defenders in the United first team, Lee is out of contract in the summer.