Caldo Comments On Cup Clashes

Last updated : 10 January 2006 By Stand Free Ed
Dons boss Jimmy Calderwood has revealed his disappointment at being paitred with Hearts in Sunday's Scottish Cup draw. he would have preferred to avoid a trip to Tynecastle in the fourth round.

He told the Evening Express: "If we are going to do anything in the cup this season we are going to have to do it the hard way. I doubt if Hearts are too pleased with the draw either.

"With Rangers meeting Hibs and Celtic already out it means three of last season's top five in the SPL won't make the quarter-finals. The survivors will be left with a great chance to maybe go all the way and that is going to act as a great incentive."

Jimmy also remains unconvinced that the fightback from 2-0 down in Saturday's thrilling Scottish Cup tie at Tannadice means the Dons have finally turned the corner this season.

He told the Press & Journal: "Will this be a turning point? I don't know. We have had 100 turning points already this season. I could easily have been sitting here talking about a 6-0 thrashing."

"You can't hide how we were for the first 45 minutes. Dundee United dominated us and we were a disgrace. We were hurt big time and we took a massive gamble."