Keeper Danny Rogers is determined to push for the No1 spot at Pittodrie next season after signing a new contract.
On loan at Falkirk until the end of the campaign, Rogers signed a two-year contract extension with Aberdeen until summer 2018.
Dons No1 keeper Scott Brown is out of contract at the end of the season.
Back-up stopper Adam Collin’s loan deal from Rotherham also expires at the end of the campaign.
Rogers is with the Republic of Ireland Under-21 ahead of the U21 qualifier against Slovenia in Koper on Monday.
Rogers, 22, said: “I feel I am now ready to come back and challenge for the No1 spot.
“Many goalkeepers at my age would only be offered a one-year deal so to have the security of a two-year contract was very pleasing.
“It shows that the manager has belief in me.
“Hopefully I can come back in pre-season and produce the goods.
“But before then I have some big games ahead with Falkirk.”
Dons boss Derek McInnes opted not to recall Rogers from his loan spell with the Bairns following the departure of first choice Danny Ward back to Liverpool.
Rogers has been a regular starter in Falkirk’s bid for promotion to the Premiership.
“This year at Falkirk you are constantly under pressure to win and to perform well,” he said.
“The loan spells have prepared me for coming back next season and pushing for the No1 jersey.”