Date: 10th May 2007 at 12:34pm
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Jimmy Calderwood will never make an easier signing than Lee Mair.

Not because the player had no other options but because he`s a Dons fan and had been dreaming of playing for his hometown club all his life.

Lee has been speaking about his move to Aberdeen and how easy it was for him to make the switch from Tannadice to Pittodrie on a two year deal as he finally gets to play for the team he supported as a boy.

The 26 year old should be a useful addition to Jimmy`s team with his ability to play most roles in defence and midfield but it`s his desire to play for the club that will endear him to the Red Army.

Mair said of the turn of fortune since the new year that is also going to see him be the father of twins,

‘I used to go to Pittodrie to watch games when I was younger and it is a great move for me.

‘I can’t wait to get started. I needed to find out where I stood at United a few weeks ago because we have twins due in two weeks.

‘Because of that, I wanted a bit of stability. But the manager, Craig Levein, said he wasn’t ready to make a decision on my future.

‘I couldn’t really wait around, so I asked him if I could try to find another club. Once Aberdeen showed interest, I didn’t bother looking anywhere else.

‘I went up to meet Jimmy and, within 15 minutes, I was ready to sign. It was funny because he was trying to sell the club to me, but he didn’t need to, as I’m an Aberdeen supporter.

‘I was eager to sign and, if anything, I felt I should be trying to sell myself to him. Everything was so straightforward.

‘Jill and I have just bought a house and we will move up to Aberdeen next month. I couldn’t have asked for a better year.

‘I got married, I’m having twins and I am signing for the team I supported as a boy. It has been the best year of my life.’

Lee is staying committed to the United cause and although they have very little to play for, Lee insists he`ll be giving everything until the day he finally pulls on the famous red shirt and kicks a ball professionally for Aberdeen.

Lee said ‘I will not be an Aberdeen player until next season so my job now is to give everything I have to Dundee United.

‘They still pay my wages and I am not thinking ahead to next season yet. Whether Aberdeen are in Europe or not, I will still be delighted to play for them, but my focus just now is on United.’

Congratulations to Lee and let`s hope he can convey his love of the team into performances on the pitch. We would also like to wish Lee and his wife the best of luck with their imminent birth of twins.



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