Date: 5th July 2007 at 11:53pm
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Scott Severin aims to go where previous Dons captains Russell Anderson, Jim Leighton, Brian Irvine, Eoin Jess, Derek Whyte and Darren Young failed to and that`s to the winners podium to pick up a trophy.

Despite many of those players being Aberdeen legends and it has to be said, a couple not coming anywhere close to that accolade, they tasted no success at the club whilst wearing the coveted armband.

Scott Severin will be aiming to better the achievements of the last six Dons skippers as he strives to take the plaudits from Stewart McKimmie who is, embarrassingly, the last club captain to have lifted any major silverware for Aberdeen that being the Coca Cola Cup during the 95/96 season.

And nobody has to tell the new guy making that illustrious list of players who`ve lead the team out what it would mean to finally end the ten year plus wait for a ride on an open topped bus clutching a glittering prize.

Seve told the P&J straight after he was publicly appointed the role,’As soon as you are asked to be captain you start thinking about things like cup finals and lifting a cup.

‘There is a big poster up in the canteen full of former captains like Willie Miller, Alex McLeish, Stewart McKimmie and Russell, who are big names.

‘Hopefully, we can kick on from last season. We finished the season on a high with the win against Rangers and, with some new players arriving, confidence is high.’

‘It will be difficult to follow Russell who was an outstanding captain. Although, the one thing he did not do was win a trophy and hopefully we can do that under my captaincy.’

Aberdeen, with their third place finish in the league and with the signings of some players with real pedigree this summer, point towards Seve being given real hope of smashing that unwanted barren spell.

And if that happens, Russell Anderson will no doubt be one of the first to congratulate him such is the relationship between the pair and Russell`s lifelong affinity with the club.

Just as long as he doesn`t start whispering into his ear anything about playing down south with him in England.