Aberdeen captain Russell Anderson believes Jamie Langfield is in the form of his life at Pittodrie.
The Dons goalkeeper helped his team win the League Cup and secure a return to Europe by keeping 23 clean sheets in his 46 appearances.
In a campaign where the Dons earned plaudits for their goals and attacking play, Anderson believes the impact of his goalkeeper deserves equal billing.
The captain said: “He’s been playing as well as I can remember in both my spells at the club. It gives you a good solid base to build on when your goalkeeper is playing so well.
“When you are not conceding goals it allows others to go out and try to win you the game. It gives the likes of Peter Pawlett the freedom to go and try to score goals.
“Jamie still gets a bit of stick mind you – and that’s just from us.
“It comes with the territory but he has got broad enough shoulders to handle it. You can’t keep everyone happy and he shouldn’t lose too much sleep over it.
“The stats say it all really. If anyone was being critical of him he can just lay down the record books. The number of clean sheets speak for themselves.”