Langfield confident goals will come

  • Last Updated: September 14 2012, 17:54 BST

Aberdeen goalkeeper Jamie Langfield has been encouraged by their start to the season despite a familiar struggle to score goals.

Jamie Langfield: Pleased with pattern of play

Craig Brown's team have failed to net in four out of five of their Clydesdale Bank Premier League matches ahead of Saturday'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 thoroughly 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. It's a great team shape and team that we have put together.

"The way we have performed, I don't think you can complain too much. 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. Everyone has been talking about Aberdeen being a positive team playing attractive football and going for it."

Aberdeen's attempts to improve their goal return were not helped by an ankle injury to summer signing Niall McGinn in their 0-0 draw against Ross County, the first of three goalless draws at Pittodrie this season.

But the former Celtic forward is in the squad to face Caley Thistle and Langfield is encouraged by the emergence of winger Ryan Fraser and the signing of former Inverness winger Jonny Hayes.

"Niall is a quality international striker and he comes back into the fold," Langfield said.

"It's great for us to have competition all over the park. Scott (Vernon) needs a goal, I'm sure that's going to come very soon.

"We have got Jonny and Ryan is absolutely flying. I'm sure the goals will come.

"On the day luck comes into it, you can hit the post and bar and miss chances.

"As long as we don't concede at the back, we are giving ourselves a right good chance up front. The goals will come."

Aberdeen are still without left-back Gary Naysmith (hamstring) and midfielder Rob Milsom, who suffered a recurrence of a knee problem.

But Brown had some encouraging news about Milson following a visit to a specialist.

"The surgeon didn't find any reason to prevent him from going into full training next week," Brown said.