The race to secure European qualification is hotting up in the Premiership.
Aberdeen and Dom Ball have been over the course before.
And he believes that experience will serve the Dons well as they look to clinch Europa League qualification for the sixth successive season.
Today the Reds take on the Premiership’s bottom side Dundee at Dens Park.
Derek McInnes’ men are fourth in the league, level on points with Kilmarnock in third, although the Ayrshire side have a superior goal difference.
Second-placed Rangers are eight points further ahead with Hearts five points behind Aberdeen in fifth and Hibs a place and a point further back.
Last term, Ball started every post-split game as the Dons won three and drew two of their final five fixtures to secure second place and continental action.
The 23-year-old believes that experience of delivering under pressure can help the Reds this time around and wants them to produce a similarly strong run-in.
Ball said: “I think we can take confidence from how we finished last season because a good core of the squad is still here.
“We went into those post-split games and didn’t lose one and that needs to be the same.
“We drew two and won three which got us where we needed to be.
“That needs to be the case again where we need to get the required results.
“We don’t want to lose any games post-split but we want to be winning more.
“We’ve played very well against the bigger teams this season, we haven’t dropped many points against them.
“Maybe Celtic is the team we haven’t got as many points against.
“But I feel like we are due a win against them and if we perform well we can get that.”
This afternoon’s opponents are marooned at the foot of the Premiership.
Wednesday’s 2-0 loss to St Johnstone left Dundee two points adrift of St Mirren at the bottom of the table.
However, Ball believes the precarious position of Jim McIntyre’s side will make Dundee a difficult side to play against this afternoon.
He added: “Dundee has always been a tough game. We’ve never gone down there and come away with a 3-0 or 4-0 win.
“At the start of the season we went there and only won 1-0.
“It will be a tough game, especially because they are fighting to stay away from relegation.
“They will be fighting for their lives and we need to match that.
“Teams near the bottom of the table can be dangerous because I’ve played teams who are fighting to stay in the league before.
“They are difficult to play against because they have a lot to fight for and there is so much at stake for them.
“We just have to match that determination and make sure we do what we do and get the three points.”
Aberdeen returned to winning ways this week by beating Motherwell 3-1 on Wednesday night.
It was their first league win at Pittodrie in 2019 and Ball said: “It was a long time coming to win at home. We hadn’t won a league game at home in 2019 and it’s strange because we have played teams lower down the table.
“We didn’t take the points we should have so it was a very important win on Wednesday.
“It is an important time and we have to try to win every game between now and the end of the season.
“That will be our aim and if we can do that I’m sure we’ll be in the position we set out to achieve at the start of the season.”