Boss Derek McInnes today reassured the Red Army that Aberdeen will rediscover their form to finish the season strongly.
And he challenged the Reds to revitalise the season by dumping Kilmarnock in the Scottish Cup quarter-final replay tomorrow.
A frustrating 0-0 draw at relegation-threatened Partick Thistle extended the Reds’ run without victory to four games.
Struggling Aberdeen have taken just one point from the last possible nine in the Premiership.
Despite the slump, McInnes insisted it is “not all doom and gloom” and challenged the Reds to book a Scottish cup semi-final spot.
He said: “I still feel with this squad we are capable of finishing the season strong.
“There is no doubt my players are striving really hard to win a game and get ourselves going.
“And we will get there.
“We are in a better place than the majority of teams and also have the opportunity to get ourselves into a cup semi-final.
“We are third in the league and still have opportunities between now and the end of the season to win games to get to where we want to be.
“So it is not all doom and gloom.
“However, we know we will have to do better in that final attacking bit to get to the semi.
“And it is important for me and my players and staff that we all stick together and work hard.
“We have set very high standards at the club over the last few years.
“It is important that we can still meet those standards by going on a winning run.
“We are more than capable of that.
“It is my job to keep supporting the players and help them get the performances they are capable of.”
The recent dip in form has allowed second-placed Rangers to increase the advantage over Aberdeen in recent weeks.
Hibs have also slashed the deficit on the third-placed Reds to just two points.
McInnes insists he is not in unchartered territory.
He has steered the Reds out of form slumps previously and is confident he will do it again – starting tomorrow night at Rugby Park.
McInnes said: “I am not surprised at where Rangers and Celtic are and I am not surprised at where Hibs are.
“We are just trying to concentrate on ourselves.
“It is now about trying to meet the demands that we have met in the last few seasons.
“And each year it is more and more difficult to reach them.
“It is nowhere we have not been before.
“My experience has showed in these types of runs when you go four games without a win, is that sometimes it just takes that little bit more responsibility for your performance to turn the corner.
“I am sure if we can get ourselves into the semi-final it will help us going into the next league game.
“As disappointed as we are, I can still take some positives from certain aspects.”
Struggling Partick Thistle had lost their previous four games before facing the Reds in Glasgow.
Chances were limited for both sides but McInnes insists there was no lack of commitment or effort from his squad.
He said: “There was a real willingness from the players to try to overturn what has been happening, to try to get all three points.
“Sometimes you just need a wee break, a bit of luck or you just need that bit of quality.
“We just lacked that bit of quality in that final bit.
“We see it as two points dropped.
“We’re desperate to do well.
“For us to meet the demands that we want from ourselves this season we have to try to find a way to win games like that.”
The stalemate was only Aberdeen’s second clean sheet in 10 games since the winter break.
Mcinnes said: “We will take positives from it that we kept a clean sheet and we know we can be better.
“Although we can do better in the final third, we defended really well.
“(Anthony) O’Connor and (Scott) McKenna were outstanding.
“At the full-back area we were nice and solid and snuffed out the Partick threat.”