Scottish Football - Langfield proud of Aberdeen record

Aberdeen goalkeeper Jamie Langfield insists he won't throw his SPL defensive record in the faces of his critics.

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The Pittodrie stopper notched his 84th clean sheet of his top-flight career in last night's goalless draw with Hibernian at Easter Road.

That tally puts him above every other active SPL keeper, with only former Rangers number ones Allan McGregor and Stefan Klos, as well as ex-Celtic keeper Rab Douglas, in front in the all-time clean-sheet list.

He is also ahead of current Parkhead goalkeeper Fraser Forster, his predecessor Artur Boruc and former Scotland international Craig Gordon - a point of pride for a player who has endured his fair share of criticism throughout his career.

Langfield's team-mates have even jokingly nicknamed him 'Clangers' but the Aberdeen man is happy to let his performances do the talking rather than snipe back at his detractors.

He said: "The clean sheet record isn't something I would wave in people's face - not something I would use against the stick, no.

"I've taken stick since the very start. But I've been eight years at Aberdeen, I'm still playing, still happy, still doing something right.

"Maybe in the past I would have taken a bit of offence. But I just get on with my football now and thoroughly enjoy it.

"If people want to talk about me in a negative way, fine. Some people talk about me in a positive way - and I listen to the positive people."

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