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Langfield May Be Let Out On Loan
Published : 19 Sep 2011 21:15:57
Jamie Langfield has a long recovery road ahead and the Dons would be happy for some of the first steps to be taken out of the spotlight Jamie Langfield could be loaned out by Aberdeen as manager Craig Brown wants him to return to first-team action for the Dons. Langfield suffering a brain seizure in the summer and has not played so far this season and has yet to undergo a medical procedure. However, Brown is keen to see the player challenge David Gonzalez and Jason Brown for the gloves and says a loan spell may help the 'keeper's progress. Brown said: "We've got to discount Jamie from starting as first choice at the moment until the procedure is over. Once that's done and he gets some games under his belt it's a three-way contest for first place in goal. A suitable short-term emergency loan of 28 days may get him four or five games with someone who maybe needs a goalkeeper short-term. But that's got to be suitable for both ourselves and for Jamie." Looking ahead to tomorrow's Scottish Communities League Cup tie against East Fife, Brown has warned his players to avoid any thoughts of complacency as they will be punished. The Fifers may be currently languishing at the bottom of the Second Division but have already picked up an SPL scalp in the shape of local rivals Dunfermline in the cup competition. Brown said: "When you're bottom of the league as they are, it's going to be difficult to come from where they are and get promotion. So what is their objective? The two cups. I'm not discounting them from winning the league or anything but it's more realistic that they can have a good cup run. They've already had good success, the local team in Fife beating Dunfermline. If we are complacent at all, we could pay for it." Last season Aberdeen recorded a 6-0 win over East Fife in the Scottish Cup but Brown believes that scoreline flattered the Pittodrie side. He went on: "We are well aware that we've got a game on here. I've had a look at our cup game against them last season. More than half of their team are still around. Although we won in terms of goals very comfortably, the game was much more even than the score suggests. I'm expecting it will be a tough tie. There is a capability about East Fife that we've got to be concerned about."