Dons Defender Deals Done

Considine and Donald are two famous names in the history of Aberdeen Football Club. The current bearers of the legendary surnames have today committed their futures to Pittodrie for the next three years.

Teenage defenders Andrew Considine and David Donald have signed new deals that will see them contracted to Aberdeen until at least the summer of 2007.

18-year-old Considine, son of former Don Doug, has featured regularly in the first team this season. Donald, 17, remains the youngest player in the club's history to feature in the top team when he played against Dundee last season aged only 16.

Donald said: "I've been an Aberdeen fan all my life so obviously I'm delighted."

"I made my comeback in the youth team's 4-2 win over Kilmarnock on Saturday and then played for the reserves against Rangers in midweek. I feel fine and now it's just a case of playing away as well as I can."

Considine has been called up to the Scotland under-19 squad after his recovery from a cartilage tear.

He was part of the defensive horror show in the full team's 4-2 loss at Rugby Park on Saturday.

But the confident young lad will wish to put that behind him as he looks to the future at Pittodrie.