Date: 10th December 2005 at 4:17pm
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Aberdeen may consider entering next season’s revamped Intertoto Cup if they don’t qualify for the UEFA Cup.

The Intertoto Cup offers a backdoor into the UEFA Cup but many clubs have been put off in the past by the length of the tournament and the fact it is staged during pre-season.

However, UEFA have revamped it and it now has two less rounds and eleven teams will gain entry to the second qualifying round of the UEFA Cup. In the past only three qualified but they went straight into the first round.

Previously Dundee, Hibernian and Partick Thistle have entered the competition but failed to qualify.

Director of football Willie Miller has confirmed Aberdeen’s interest in entering but has said at the end of the day it’s up to manager Jimmy Calderwood.