Joe Lewis reckons Aberdeen are back to their aggressive selves – and were not dull by design.
The players and manager Derek McInnes took criticism for a series of poor performances at the turn of the year.
However, recent results have seen the Dons rediscover their goalscoring touch, which Lewis puts down to them finding their mean streak again.
Lewis said: “It has been more attacking and entertaining but we have never tried to be dull or play unentertaining football before that.
“Football is like that – it goes in spells and you have dips in form. We have to use this confidence of recent performances. I think we have been playing in a more aggressive way and on the front foot.
“That is the way we have to play because that is when we are at our best. We are not a team who are going to sit in and get 0-0s or 1-0 wins. If that has happened it hasn’t been down to the play but maybe the way the game has gone and we have been a bit more wasteful in the forward areas.
“It hasn’t necessarily been a tactic. We did go through a barren spell when we didn’t score goals but that again wasn’t down to the tactics, it was down to us as individuals on the pitch not putting that cross in or dealing with the situation the way we should have.
“We have been playing better and there has been a real aggression.”
Aberdeen face Motherwell at Fir Park tonight, where a win for McInnes’s side can take them above the Steelmen into third.
Lewis said: “There have been a lot of times where the performances have been fantastic and at other times you are getting criticism from all angles, from various people.
“We have always answered up when it matters and Friday night is a huge game for us and it certainly matters. The three points would go a long way towards the race for that third spot.”
In the week the Dons announced a reduction in Pittodrie’s capacity to improve atmosphere, the club captain paid tribute to their travelling support.
Lewis added: “It’s a given that it will be a great support as every away game they are there in numbers to give us great backing.
“Even in a game like the Scottish Cup replay we had a big and noisy backing for a match that wasn’t really planned.
“I speak to some people who look at the fixtures at the start of the season and they plan their days off work to travel to support us. We certainly don’t take that for granted and all the players appreciate their efforts massively and that will be the same at Fir Park on Friday.”