Date: 15th March 2007 at 9:33am
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Jimmy Calderwood is bracing himself for a family feud if he can secure Aberdeen`s first victory at Ibrox in almost 16 years.

Jimmy is stuck between a rock and a hard place as he knows a win will take his team to within one point of Rangers but he also knows that his father will be none too happy with his boy for doing so.

No doubt a Dons win for Jimmy in the place he grew up in would be too much for Calderwood Senior in a week that has saw Rangers snatch an unthinkable win against Celtic at Parkhead but also saw them crash out without even a whimper against lowly Osasuna.

Jimmy is preparing to upset his dad and risk dividing the family with his aims and achievements for this season, namely claiming a Champions League spot ahead of their sworn rivals.

Calderwood said: ‘This is one occasion I won’t mind becoming an enemy in the Calderwood household.

A win for Aberdeen would upset them big time, especially my father who is a season ticket-holder at Ibrox.

Last season when we did well against Rangers he wouldn’t even speak to me afterwards. He always supported me throughout my career and wants me to succeed in football – but never against Rangers.

Ibrox is only a mile away from where I was born and my parents still stay near the ground. When I go for a night out in Govan with my parents to their local social club I get dog’s abuse. Most of it’s good-natured and involves sheep but it isn’t really a problem.

I think I might get a drink from my father if it ends in a draw. He could probably handle that but he hates it when Rangers lose.’

Jimmy will definitely be without the on-form Barry Nicholson who is due to be missing for 6 weeks after Laryea Kingston`s unorthodox challenge that saw him flying into the Dons man’s back and injuring his shoulder.

Jimmy spoke of the injury and how the loss of his creative midfielder will affect his team.

He said “The surgeon told us it is the worst injury of that type he has seen in 30 years.

Nicholson is in a lot of pain at the moment but fortunately won’t need an operation.’

Aberdeen last won at Ibrox on September 28th 1991 where goals from Eoin Jess and Brian Grant were enough to secure a 2-1.

The teams for that memorable match were:

Rangers; Goram, Stevens. D Robertson, Brown, Spackman, Nisbet, McCall, A Robertson, Hateley, Johnston, Mikaelachenko.

berdeen; Snelders, Mason, Connor, Grant, Irvine, McKimmie, van de Ven, Bett, Booth, Ten Caat, Jess.