Date: 13th November 2006 at 8:23pm
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Amid speculation that Russell Anderson could be tempted away from Aberdeen in the January window, director of football Willie Miller has come out and said about the Scotland international ‘Russell isn’t going anywhere. We haven’t talked to anyone about selling or swapping Russell for another player. He is our captain and a vital part of our future plans.’

He also went onto say that Aberdeen were looking to strengthen and while the manager must work within a tight budget, he will not sell off his best players to finance new faces but does predict some activity come the January window.

Michael Hart has said that his first ever senior level goal has broken his heart. After eight years of dreaming about finding the net for the Dons, his first striking credit went against them as his OG drew Saturday`s opponents Motherwell level. Although the goal was down to an amazing blunder by his ‘keeper Jamie Langfield, he knows the history books will show his name on the score sheet for the visitors.

Hart said: ‘It’s the first goal of my career and I don’t want it but it’s there on TV for all to see.

‘Their boy Keith Lasley got through Scott Severin and Russell Anderson.

‘I was coming in from the side and if I hadn’t slid in he would have had a shot. I got a good contact and the ball went back to Jamie. There was nothing else I could do.

‘He said to me he was in two minds whether to pick the ball up or kick it away. He knew that if he lifted it, he’d give away a free kick.

‘In the heat of the moment he made the wrong decision. It was just one of those things but it’s been like that all season.

‘Jamie’s relieved and disappointed. We pulled him out of a hole and he’ll probably do the same for the team next week. He’s saved us a few times this season.

‘We dominated the first half and could have been two, three or even four goals up at half time.

‘I thought it was going to be another one of those days.’

In further Aberdeen related news, former striker and Nickelback lookalike Arild Stavrum has been booted from his position as manager of Molde in Norway as they finished bottom of their league. Despite Rangers finding their Norwegian opponents tough to crack in this years UEFA qualifiers, Arild could only guide his team to 25 points from 26 games, with only 7 wins all season.



Also, Andy Dibble, an ex-Dons player who was on loan at the club has been appointed goalkeeping coach at Coventry.





By Cole Thomson