DO you remember your 21st birthday? For many youngsters coming of age, the memory will consist of a booze-filled haze. Not for the Cadden brothers, though.

Nicky Cadden, twin sibling of Motherwell’s Chris, celebrated on Tuesday by helping Livingston to the brink of an upset in a 3-2 Betfred Cup quarter-final defeat to Hibernian, as David Hopkin’s side led twice in the first half before eventually succumbing to a late Anthony Stokes penalty.

Chris will be in action tonight when the Steelmen take on Aberdeen at Fir Park for a place in the last four and, as Nicky explained, the scheduling of games will offer his family a rare chance to set aside their usual organisational operation and see both twins in action on separate nights.

“My Mum and Dad normally need to split between what game they’re going to, and my uncle,” he said. “But my Dad said it’s a brilliant dilemma to have.

“Sometimes my Dad goes to my games and my uncle Tommy goes to Chris’ games and then vice-versa. Then they communicate with each other to see how we’ve done, I think they’re happy to do that.

“I saw (Chris) today before I left, he came in for training and gave me a wee ‘good luck’ and a happy birthday before I went.

“We’re giving each other tips, but it’s weird because when he’s playing I want to go and see him but I can’t because I’m playing – and he wants to come and see me.”

Chris’ form for Motherwell has seen him linked with a move south of the border, as well as earning him three Scotland Under-21 caps, and his twin has been thrilled to see him flourish at Fir Park.

“He’s been doing really well, he’s deserved all the plaudits he’s getting,” said Nicky. “He’s worked really hard, he’s the last to leave and I’m proud of him.”