Date: 5th June 2007 at 9:44pm
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Jamie Langfield is staying at Pittodrie for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer as Rangers have signed Graeme Smith from Killie and Scotland Under 21 keeper Alan Martin from Motherwell, so in the week that Jamie gets married, he`s hoping to also be committing himself to a new Pittodrie contract.

Jamie was speaking about his future whilst on Scotland duty and unconvincingly tried to pass off that he knew nothing of the tentative £100,000 Rangers bid as he said, ‘I haven’t heard anything about Rangers at all. I had been off on holiday since the Rangers game so my phone has been switched off since then.

‘It’s all just speculation but I’ll be back at Aberdeen on the June 28 to get ready for the new season.

‘I really enjoyed last season at Pittodrie and was the only player to have played in all of the SPL matches.

‘I’d like to get a new contract sorted out because I feel settled at Aberdeen and my family are settled up there as well.’

Jamie has almost fulfilled his club managers claims that he`s Scotland`s 2nd best goalkeeper with the inclusion to the main squad but he is selected behind Allan McGregor and the withdrawn Iain Turner although it`s still a great achievement for a man who had only played for Dundee, Raith Rovers, Partick Thistle and Dunfermline Athletic before making the Number 1 shirt his own at Pittodrie.

It promises to be one of the biggest weeks of Jamie`s life and even though he`ll undoubtedly not get his gloves dirty in earnest, his first call up is still very important to him.

He said, ‘I’m really pleased to have been recognised in this way as it must mean I’m doing something right at Aberdeen.

‘I’ve just got to try to keep myself in the picture then look to really put Craig and Allan under as much pressure as I can.

‘They are both in pole position with Craig undoubtedly the number one. Hopefully I can retain my place in the Scotland squad and I’m pleased with how I performed for Aberdeen.’

Of course, with his wedding planned in Glasgow on Saturday, football is maybe not the first thing his soon to be wife Louise is concerned about and naturally Clangers is pretty pleased to be missing all the largely unnecessary pressure that these days always bring.



Personally it’s much better to be away on international duty than having to run around trying to get everything organised for the wedding!’



Louise is really pleased for me that I received the call up, but she’s not too happy about the timing of everything”.

‘I was busy preparing for the wedding when I got the call so once I get back I’ll just have a couple of days left to finalise things,’.

‘It has been a hectic time for me as I’m also in the process of moving house but it’s fantastic to get this unexpected chance to impress for Scotland.

‘It’s always a great honour to receive any sort of call up to the national side despite the unfortunate timing.’

Another Aberdeen player will have some major duties that day too as new signing Lee Mair turns the tables on Jamie and performs the best man duties on his big day.

Jamie said, ‘I was Lee’s best man when he got married last year but I’m sure he’ll do a great job.

‘I gave him a fairly easy time so I have got my fingers crossed that he’ll let me off lightly as well.’

All the best to big Jamie and fiancee Louise in what is a brilliant week for them.

Jamie gets a hard time from the fans at times but it should be remembered that he`s saved the team on more than a few occasions and he always gives his best.

So well done Jamie, congratulations on your national call up and we hope everything goes great for you on Saturday but most of all, well done for blanking Rangers.