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Calderwood not feeling pressure

Dons fans turn on Calderwood

Aberdeen manager Jimmy Calderwood is ignoring calls for his head after an indifferent start to the season.

"I've been in football all my life and you get these phases and we will get through this one," he told BBC Sport.

"I've got a wonderful job and I don't walk away from things. I take them on head on.

"We're actually better off now than we were last season when we finished fourth. It's very early and I'm sure we'll get a break and take it on."

Dons fans were furious after some terrible defending saw their team bundled out of the Co-operative Insurance Cup at Kilmarnock on Wednesday.

Everybody is disappointed right now, but we have been in this situation before and we have always come out of it

Jimmy Calderwood

Aberdeen have also failed to win any of their home games this term, drawing with Rangers and losing to Inverness, Hamilton and Dundee United.

"This is a great football club with great supporters and high expectation levels," said Calderwood, who is in his fourth year in charge at Pittodrie.

"When things are going well, it is absolutely brilliant and, when it doesn't, the supporters get upset and rightly so because they pay good money to come and watch us.

"We're letting them down at the moment, but I hope they remember the good times we have had.

"I know people say that it is history now, but not so long ago we were taking 8,000 people to Madrid, not forgetting all the other journeys we made in the Uefa Cup, which were absolutely brilliant.

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"Everybody is disappointed right now, but we have been in this situation before and we have always come out of it and I'm sure we will get through it again."

Calderwood has enjoyed success on his travels this term, with wins at Motherwell and St Mirren, and must rally his troops for the weekend visit to Celtic Park.

"Some people will say this isn't the right time for us to go to Celtic Park, but when is there a good time to go there?" he said.

"If we can get a result down there then people may realise things are not as bad as they think.

"We won there in the quarter-final of the Scottish Cup last season and nobody expected us to do it then. Most people won't expect us to get a victory this time either, so hopefully we can prove them wrong once again."

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