Aberdeen are targeting their first league win of 2022 when they travel to play Livingston in West Lothian on Saturday.
The Pittodrie men have recorded two draws and one defeat in their three Premiership games since the turn of the year and could move into fifth if they take the three points at Almondvale and Hibs fail to beat St Mirren in Edinburgh.
Meanwhile Livingston can move to the same points tally as their opponents with a win.
Despite some strong performances Aberdeen only have draws with Rangers and Ross County to show for their efforts since the winter break and manager Stephen Glass says he is working on turning possession into more points now they have stopped shipping cheap goals.
He said: “There is nothing that can’t be put right. Earlier on in the season we were giving away goals pretty cheaply, we have managed to stop that I feel.
“There are times we have had a lot of possession that we should be doing better with. That is our biggest focus.
“There are times when we have been a bit easy to play against and that needs fixing as well.
“The boys know where the areas of concerns are. They know how to fix it, they know what it felt like when it has been good.
“It is important to look at the positive side and to keep the positives coming more than dwelling on the negatives. We know there are issues that need fixing.”
Livingston striker Joel Nouble is suspended for the visit of following his midweek red card and midfielder Craig Sibbald is back in training and building up his fitness, but Saturday may be too soon for him.
Jackson Longridge is back in the squad after a cut eyebrow, while Russian goalkeeper Ivan Konovalov is due to arrive at the club next week.
Connor Barron remains out for Aberdeen through illness.
Marley Watkins is seeing a specialist about a foot injury next week and is still some way away from a comeback.
Dean Campbell joined Kilmarnock on loan during the week and both Andrew Considine and Mikey Devlin remain sidelined.