Langfield likes ‘fearless’ Fraser
The diminutive winger gave the Hearts defence a torrid time
during his side’s goalless draw at Pittodrie on Sunday.
And Langfield is convinced the 18-year-old has the skill and
bravery required to make it at the top level.
He said: “Whenever he gets tackled he just bounces right back
up. He has no fear whatsoever.
“You can see that he is thoroughly enjoying playing in the first
“All of the older boys think it is so refreshing to see somebody
so young and full of enthusiasm. Long may it continue.”
The Dons stopper had one of his easier afternoons as his side
dominated against a jaded Hearts team, still tired after their
midweek Europa League exertions against Liverpool.
He said: “That was a very quiet game for me. We knew after they
put a lot into their game the other night against Liverpool that
they would be tired, although we had a game on Wednesday night that
went to extra time.
“It was just one of those games where we needed the early goal
as we could have then gone on and scored more.
“Unfortunately we couldn’t get the goal that I thought we
However Langfield admitted his side need to show more of a
cutting edge after a second successive goalless draw at
He added: “You don’t want draws every week and we know we have
to turn these draws into wins. We think we should be four points
better off than what we are had we taken our chances.
“It’s a good sign that we are talking that way rather than
coming off the pitch thinking that we haven’t played well but got a
“I can’t remember the last time we have played at Pittodrie and
got clapped off after a 0-0 draw. It just shows the fans realise
that the boys are giving everything.”
Hearts goalkeeper Jamie MacDonald said it would be a major
concern for the Tynecastle side if captain Marius Zaliukas was
ruled out of their Europa League second leg at Anfield on
The Lithuanian required an injection on a thigh injury picked up
against Inverness Caledonian Thistle to play in the first leg.
He had another injection prior to the Dons match but was
replaced at half-time when the niggle flared up again, with Hearts
boss John McGlynn saying the player was a major doubt for the
MacDonald said: “It would be a big blow if he can’t play as he
has been excellent so far this season.
“He was excellent on Thursday night against Liverpool but Darren
Barr slotted in there against Aberdeen in the second half and put
in a great performance.
“I thought we defended well in the second half. It would be a
blow to be without Marius but we have got people in the squad who
can fill the position.”