Date: 8th May 2007 at 11:43am
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Some interesting developments on the Dons transfer front as Jimmy`s search for players goes far and wide.

Michael Mols team mate Ferrie Bodde, Ado Den Haag`s midfield terrier, is one player Calderwood is keen to bring but their asking price of £70,000 will not be met and Ferrie will only arrive if he`s allowed to come for free.

There is a possibility of that happening as Den Haag have just been relegated and the 25 year old could be released or have a clause in his contract.

Another name that has been thrown into the mix is Essex-born Jonathan Kurrant, an 18 year old defender who can also play in midfield. Kurrant has just been released from another relegated side, Championship bound Charlton Athletic, despite reports that he had been doing very well but injuries seem to have cast him from the first team picture.

Kurrant has returned home to England to mull over Calderwood`s offer of a one year deal which Jimmy thought he merited after impressing on a two day trial at Pittodrie.

Kurrant would be a valuable addition as he fits the required criteria of being under 21 years old for SPL law which states teams must have at least two in their matchday squad, something Calderwood has to consider since the departing Jamie Winter and David Donald along with Zander Diamond no longer apply.

One man now not expected to be arriving is Dean Shiels. Dean has publicly stated that he wants to fight for his jersey at Hibs despite all the reported turmoil at the Edinburgh club.

Dean said ‘I will staying at Hibs for as long as they want me.

‘As long as I’m getting a regular game I will be happy enough.’

With the addition of Lee Mair already, the Dons seem to be building a decent squad which has a mix of youth and experience that can hopefully build on this season`s progress next year but with no new goalkeeper mentioned, conceding easy goals will again be a feature of Aberdeen`s play next year.

Hearts scored a goal on Sunday that was credited to Zander Diamond`s mistakes and he certainly played his part. What has hardly been mentioned is the fact that Velicka`s shot was right at Langfield and it had very little pace as it slipped under his arm, a shot a quality ‘keeper would have saved in his sleep.

Even Velicka looked surprised when it went in as he got no more than a toe poke behind it.

Third place at least this season would have been cemented long ago had the Dons not have dropped points due to Langfield`s unforced errors and blatant lack of ability. Calderwood dropped Andrew Considine for a poor performance against Hibs and he must see that his goalie has been losing the team points all season so therefore must be replaced.

Good ‘keepers are hard to find and it says not very much for the talents of Aberdeen`s reserve goalie, Derek Soutar, that he`s unable to dislodged Langfield the liability.

Calderwood has stated publicly how highly he rates his number one but surely this is an attempt to boost Langfield`s morale and Calderwood is in fact working round the clock to bring in a player of a far higher standard which is essential for his side to continue progressing.