Three games remain for Aberdeen to secure second place and qualification for the Europa League but Ryan Christie has only two matches left of his season.
The attacking midfielder will miss the final game of the campaign against his parent club Celtic as per the terms of his season-long loan to the Dons which means he has added incentive in trying to secure second place in the next four days.
Aberdeen will face Hibernian today at Pittodrie before hosting Rangers on Tuesday and know two wins will ensure they finish runners-up to the Hoops.
Christie knows the outcome of both games will go a long to shaping the campaign as a whole for the Dons.
He said: “These games will define our season and it’s exciting for me.
“I’m looking to go out on as big a high as possible and clinching second place will do that so we have to win our next two games.
“It’s completely in our hands and how you always want it. It’s at home and we’re always going to be confident. It’s just how you want it, playing your big games at the end of the season and we are focusing on a good run-in.”
Aberdeen’s destiny is in their hands and Christie is determined to make the most of the advantage both today and on Tuesday.
“We have our noses in front at an important time,” he said.
“That’s credit to us for all the work we’ve done up till now. There’s been a lot of hype about Hibs and Rangers fighting to catch us but we’re still very confident that we are the second best team in the country.”
Christie’s campaign with the Dons is nearing an end as he prepares to return to Parkhead for the challenge of trying to force his way into Brendan Rodgers’ title-winning squad.
He believes his 18 months with the Dons has prepared him for the challenge of making the Hoops starting 11 and Rodgers is keen to keep the player after offering him a new contract.
Christie, who has 12 months remaining on his existing deal, said: “Yes, there have been talks.
“I have put them to the side at the minute because my sole concentration is on Aberdeen.”