Niall McGinn today challenged the Dons to match Alex Ferguson’s greats to strengthen their grip on the Premiership’s second spot.
McGinn netted a dramatic winner two minutes into added time to overcome Motherwell 1-0 for an eighth straight victory at Pittodrie in all competitions.
That made them the first Dons side since 1986, when Ferguson was boss, to do eight-in-a-row on home soil.
Fergie’s Reds actually won nine successive games in all competitions.
Their glory run was ended when Hearts came to Pittodrie and won their league clash 1-0.
By a strange coincidence, it’s the Edinburgh men who are heading north again this coming Saturday as the Dons bid to make it another happy home outing for the Red Army.
McGinn wants a win over the Jam Tarts this time though to match Fergie’s record and also pile more pressure on Rangers in the race for runners-up spot.
He said: “It is a good era for the club as we are getting to cup finals and we can keep breaking records. If we keep doing well records can be broken and it would be great to be part of that.
“The manager said to us before the Motherwell game it was the chance to get an eighth straight win at home.
“For us to do that is remarkable for the group of players and management staff here.
“The last time it was done was so long ago and it will be good for fans to look back and see how well their team are doing at the minute.
“These are good times for the club as we have a strong group of players.
“All in all it is a good place to be at the moment as things are going well.
“We will rest, recover then go again when we play Hearts.
“Now we will go for one final push before the international break.”
Rangers have drafted in Portuguese Pedro Caixinha in a bid to re-establish the Ibrox club as title challengers.
He watched the 1-1 Old Firm clash from the stands and officially started as Ibrox gaffer today.
One of his first priorities will be trying to overhaul Aberdeen in the race for second spot.
McGinn, 29, is determined to secure that runners-up finish for a third successive season.
He said: “The gap is eight points and any opportunity we can get to stretch that lead we will do so.
“We know Rangers are a good side and will pick up victories as well but we just have to concentrate on ourselves.
“The manager has made it clear that with 11 games to go it is how you finish the season that the fans and everyone else around the club see.
“We want to finish the season strongly.”
Having defeated Motherwell 7-2 last month at Pittodrie the Reds were heading for a 0-0 stalemate. Then McGinn popped up to net the late winner.
“I am absolutely buzzing to get the goal as it seems like ages since the last time I scored,” added McGinn.
“When I came back from the winter break I hit the ground running with some goals.
“But I have been chipping in with assists, which is pleasing.
“There is no sweeter moment than scoring a late goal which is a winner as well.
“On a personal level I was delighted to get the goal but for the team it was a great three points, especially with Rangers facing a tough game at Celtic.”
McGinn is one of three players out of contract at the end of the season along with Ryan Jack and Ash Taylor. Peter Pawlett recently rejected a two-year deal to sign a pre-contact at MK Dons.
For now McGinn insists his focus is on the pitch.
McGinn said: “I have just been concentrating on my football since I came back from the international break.”