Date: 14th December 2005 at 5:26pm
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Dons midfielder Scott Severin may be back in action for the club by 31st December in the game against Inverness Caley Thistle.

Severin has been missing in action since early November when he broke his foot in the CIS Insurance League cup defeat against Motherwell.

He is back in training now however and is aiming for that game against Caley on Hogmanay.


Aberdeen got a tough draw in the third round of the Scottish Cup. They start their campain against rivals Dundee Utd at Tannadice on January 7th and will need to be on top of their game if they want to stay in the competition.

The full draw is as follows:

Alloa Athletic v Livingston
Spartans v Queen’s Park
Queen of the South v Hamilton Academical
Hearts v Kilmarnock
Dundee United v Aberdeen
Ross County v Forfar Athletic
Falkirk v Brechin City
Inverness Caledonian Thistle v Ayr United
St Mirren v Motherwell
Hibernian v Arbroath
Rangers v Peterhead
St Johnstone v Gretna
Stirling Albion v Partick Thistle
Dundee v Stranraer
Clyde v Celtic
Dunfermline Athletic v Airdrie United



Neither Aberdeen or Dunfermline could break the deadlock in this game at Pittodrie, Dunfermline can find themselves lucky that they gained a point here as Aberdeen were the better side but just couldn’t finish their chances.

It was like a reunion with players on either side playing against their former clubs and of course Jimmy Calderwood and Jimmy Nicholl facing their old players. Derek and Darren Young were in the Pars side against their old team and Aberdeen had ex Pars Stevie Crawford, Barry Nicholson and Jamie Langfield.

Ex Pars Nicholson and Stevie Crawford had good chances to score against their old team but couldn’t finish them off.

Darren Young had a good chance to win it for Dunfermline with a free-kick which was deflected just wide but the game finished goalless.

Aberdeen manager Jimmy Calderwood puts Aberdeen’s poor form down to lack of confidence.

Aberdeen: Langfield, McNaughton, Anderson, Diamond (Foster 45), Considine, Nicholson, Winter (Mackie 45), Clark, Byrne, Crawford, Smith.
Subs Not Used: Esson, Dempsey, Stewart, Muirhead, Baas.

Dunfermline: McGregor, Shields, Tod (Burchill 50), Labonte, Campbell, Ross, Mason, McCunnie, Makel (Darren Young 64), Hunt, Derek Young (Craig Wilson 87).
Subs Not Used: Halliwell, Tarachulski, Horsted, Thomson.