Aberdeen manager Steven Glass has insisted his side “won’t get carried away” after their recent results saw them end Hearts’ unbeaten record and come close to winning at Ibrox.
The Dons went ten games without a win – losing five on the spin – before ending that run against Hibs and have since gone three games unbeaten.
This weekend Aberdeen face Motherwell at Pittodrie and, after the Steelmen were thrashed 6-1 by Rangers on Sunday, the Dons will be hoping to capitalise on continue their recent purple patch.
Despite that, Glass knows how quickly things can turn and has faith his players will put the work in to keep things going in the right direction after such a poor start to the campaign.
“This has turned quite quickly, but on the other side I know how fast it can go the other way,” Glass said.
“It’s important the players keep working and we make sure we drive them on. They have an inner drive in the group, and I’m delighted they have been rewarded, but we won’t get carried away.
“We just have to continue in this form. I see the squad’s character every day, and that’s why the belief in the group is always there. People asked me before the Hearts game about trust in the players and I trust them 100 per cent or they wouldn’t be selected.
“I’m pleased with the competition we have for places.
“I was told it is difficult to keep that number of players happy when you leave seven or eight in the stand every week. But we have never done that because there are health issues going around and injuries. So there have been times I have left none out. Managing a big group is a challenge, but it is one we are capable of.
“I think you saw the reaction of our so-called fringe players when they are asked to come in.
“When guys like Dylan McGeouch come in their professionalism shows. You can see how professional Dylan has been when he hasn’t really played. He kept the ball for us really well, was defensively sound and got around the pitch, so I’m really pleased with him.
“The fans see what the players are giving them. At half-time we’d just lost a goal, but the players were applauded off. That goes a long way to them responding in the second half.
“The fans were brilliant and helped us get the win.”
NTOF now offers a YouTube channel featuring exclusive interviews, post-match discussion, in-depth debate, and much more – LIKE and SUBSCRIBE and don’t miss any of our videos.