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Aberdeen keeper Jamie Langfield in hot water injury

Aberdeen goalkeeper Jamie Langfield
Langfield risks losing his first team place to Mark Howard

Aberdeen goalkeeper Jamie Langfield will miss much of the club's pre-season preparations after spilling boiling water on his foot.

Following the accident, which happened on the team bus, the 30-year-old could be out for two or three weeks.

"It's not as bad as it could have been but it is bad enough," said Aberdeen manager Mark McGhee.

"They were making coffee and he spilled boiling water on himself. You cannot legislate for it."

Mark Howard will start in goals for Saturday's friendly with Tamworth, while third-choice keeper Scott Bain has been called up to the travelling party.


Triallists Yoann Folly and Grant Basey will be given another chance to impress and have been joined by Aston Villa's Jim Collins, while signing talks are ongoing with Lee Hendrie and Robbie Williams.

"Mark has done well and he now has a few games to stake his claim," McGhee told the Press and Journal.

"Jamie is number one but it looks like he will be out until the Kaiserslautern game (7 August).

"If he misses that one that puts Mark in the frame to start the season against Hamilton."

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see also
Aberdeen enter talks with Hendrie
19 Jul 10 |  Aberdeen
McGhee praises Aberdeen trialists
19 Jul 10 |  Aberdeen
Dons sign Howard on one-year deal
13 Jul 10 |  Aberdeen

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