After confirming European qualification for next season, Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has now turned his attention to securing a best league finish for more than two decades this weekend.
The Dons will finish no worse than second if they avoid defeat by Scottish Cup finalists Caley Thistle in Inverness this weekend.
McInnes’ Reds have already achieved a spot in the Europa League after their 1-0 win against Dundee United on Saturday guaranteed them a place in the top three.
Aberdeen have not finished second in Scotland’s top flight since 1994 when Willie Miller was in charge.
The Dons have a 16-point gap over third-placed Caley Thistle having played one game more than John Hughes’ side.
McInnes said: “The win against United went a long way to securing second spot but there is a long way to go and we would never take that for granted.
“The players have shown a great level of consistency this season. To be consistent, it requires focus, commitment, concentration and ability. The players have shown those qualities throughout.
“We have five games to go and we want to pick up as many points as possible.
“I think it is clear at this stage of the season how determined the players are to keep winning games and that pleases me no end.”
Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic will look to bounce back from their shock Scottish Cup semi-final defeat by Caley Thistle when they visit Dundee tomorrow evening.
The Hoops have a five-point cushion over the Dons with a game in hand but McInnes feels his players should be proud of sticking so close to the Parkhead side throughout the campaign.
He said: “Since the end of October they have shown a real level of consistency so for us to be that close to Celtic is testament to our boys.
“We are on 71 points with five games to go which is a great return.
“I am not being smart when I say Celtic will win the league. I have no doubt that will be the case.
“The time for reflection on the season will be after our final five games. Hopefully, we can look back and feel good about ourselves.
“The players have been very committed since coming back for European duty on June 12 and that really pleases me.”