A goal is all Aberdeen need and it’s about to come says Jamie Langfield
Aberdeen goalkeeper Jamie Langfield has been encouraged by their start to the season despite a familiar struggle to score goals.
Craig Brown’s team have failed to net in four out of five of their SPL matches ahead of today’s visit to Inverness.
Aberdeen were the lowest scorers in the SPL last season, with 36 goals in 38 matches, but Langfield feels their luck will turn as they look to build on a return of six points so far this term.
“We are playing really well,” the 32-year-old said. “I’m thoroughly enjoying playing with the team. We are looking forward to the game and hopefully we get three points rather than the point we’ve been getting.
“We are playing a lot more football. The lads are very calm on the ball at the back and it’s easy to start from the back now. We have got a solid midfield and pace up front now.
“The only thing that’s lacking is a goal and that’s going to come. We don’t feel any pressure because we know in house that we are playing well.”
Meanwhile, Graeme Shinnie insists Inverness have already forgotten about their thrashing at the hands of Motherwell as they seek their first win of the season this afternoon.
The Highlanders have shipped eight goals in their last two league outings, losing 4-2 to Celtic before slumping to a 4-1 defeat by Stuart McCall’s men. Despite such a disappointing spell before the international break, Shinnie claims Caley Thistle are up for the challenge against the Dons and not dwelling on past disappointments.
The defender said: “We’ve forgotten about that Motherwell game now and we have to look forward to Aberdeen on Saturday and get the first win of the season. We have been focusing on that and the mood is upbeat. Everyone is buzzing and looking forward to Saturday.”
Shinnie does not believe their efforts against Motherwell were quite as bad as the result suggests.
He added: “It was a disappointing day. We had a few chances and the scoreline flattered them a wee bit, I would say. We had chances but people who didn’t watch the game will look at 4-1 and think we had no chance and got a consolation goal.
“People who were actually at the game saw that we had the chances to get back in the game and we didn’t take them. At the back, there were a few sloppy errors.
“It was a disappointing game but we can take the positives out of the game and take them into Saturday now.”
Shinnie believes Aberdeen are also a team who have yet to hit top form this season.
He said: “I’ve heard they’ve been creating chances and missing them. It reminds me a bit of us last year when we were doing well and maybe not killing games off.
“That seems to be what Aberdeen are doing but we need to focus on what we’re going to be doing on Saturday.”
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