CENTRE-BACK Mark Reynolds today insisted the leaky Dons defence will rediscover their shut-out form.
Aberdeen boasted the best defensive record in Scotland following an explosive eight-game winning start to the season.
During that opening salvo the Reds conceded just three goals and racked up five clean sheets to top the Premiership table.
That is in stark contrast to recent months where the Reds suffered a dramatic dip in form primarily due to a sudden defensive frailty.
From invincible to invisible the Dons rearguard have conceded 17 goals in the last nine games, with just one clean sheet – a 2-0 win over the Premiership bottom club Dundee United.
Aberdeen appear to have emerged through the slump with the 3-1 win over Ross County making it seven points from three games.
However, the Reds still conceded to fall behind at half-time to the Staggies.
It took a superb second-half revival to secure the victory that moved Aberdeen back to second in the Premiership table.
The 28-year-old said: “The clean sheets will come.
“Last season we were renowned for not conceding and being hard to break down.
“Losing goals is not like us at all. As defenders we have to focus on defending as opposed to trying to help the attackers and playing free-flowing football.
“We just have to concentrate on getting that good performance from everybody, and on keeping a clean sheet.
“The focus has to be on us as a back four, with Danny Ward behind us, stopping the opponents scoring goals.
“We will let the boys further up the park worry about creating chances and scoring goals.”