DONS defender Paul Quinn today insisted confidence runs deep throughout the Pittodrie club.
Aberdeen have recovered in recent weeks to take seven points from their last three fixtures after having suffered a run of five defeats in six games in all competitions.
Derek McInnes’ troops were aiming to extend that upturn in form as they were set to take on Dundee at Dens Park this afternoon.
While Aberdeen returned to second place in the Scottish Premiership with last weekend’s 3-1 win over Ross County at Pittodrie, it only increased their tally to eight league points from their last eight league games.
That is in stark contrast to the start of the season which saw the Reds win all of their opening eight league games to take a maximum of 24 points and storm to the top of the table.
But the former Motherwell skipper stated that belief in their own abilities, coupled with hard work on the training field, has helped turn their fortunes around.
“We are a confident bunch of lads,” said Quinn, who returned to the Dons starting line-up for the first time in six weeks last weekend.
“You don’t go and have that start to the season and be sitting first or second if you are not a confident side.
“Of course, naturally, when you don’t win games everybody feels it and confidence slides a little bit.
“But the main thing is we worked on it.
“It was hard work that got us results in the end and made us slightly turn the corner.
“That is what is pleasing, we all worked hard together as a club, both staff and players, to put the mistakes right both individually and collectively.
“That is seven points from the last nine, so we go into the Dundee game confident.”