Derek McInnes today challenged the Dons to come out fighting in the Premiership after setbacks.
Aberdeen are reeling from a painful Scottish Cup exit at Hearts.
That was further compounded by the loss of two key players.
Keeper Danny Ward was recalled five months early from his season-long loan spell to parent club Liverpool.
Midfielder Willo Flood also sustained a hamstring tear in the cup defeat that could rule him out for up to six weeks.
Flood’s injury was a particular blow as skipper Ryan Jack is also out for the next month with a hamstring injury.
Following the early cup exit and two straight draws in the Premiership, McInnes is determined the Dons get back on track at Ross County on Sunday.
He said: “It is important we come out fighting and strive to be our best.
“We are a club who want to compete for trophies and get to finals, so are hugely disappointed we no longer have that chance.
“It is important not to dwell on that, so we pick ourselves up, move on and deal with what is ahead of us.
“Hopefully we can do that over the remaining weeks and months of the season.
“We have to push to do as well as we can in the league as that is the only competition we are in.”