Aberdeen captain Joe Lewis believes it is time he and his team-mates put their coronavirus breach behind them.
Three Dons games were postponed last month after eight players breached coronavirus protocols by taking a trip to a city centre bar, a decision which led to two players testing positive for Covid-19.
All eight players were fined by the club before being given suspended three-match bans by the SFA on Friday.
Goalkeeper Lewis believes the players, who have won all four matches since returning to action, are keen to put the incident behind them.
Since returning to action Aberdeen have moved up to fourth in the Premiership and are in the second qualifying round of the Europa League.
Yesterday were given the carrot of a trip to Sporting Club de Portugal in the third qualifying round if they can beat second round opponents Viking FK, and Lewis is pleased to see the team’s strong response to the August 1 incident.
He said: “It’s been ongoing, but we’re looking forward to moving on. The lads who haven’t been involved and have been here the whole time have been working really hard.
“The lads who came back last week and were back available have shown a great attitude. The response has been there already.
“There’s been loads spoken about it, and lots of media coverage, as you’d expect. There has been loads of conversations. I spoke to the lads about various things but obviously that all stays in house.
“We are looking to draw a line under it. They’ve shown a great attitude throughout the whole thing, in terms of getting back training and getting themselves fit.”
The discussions may be remaining internal but Lewis believes the players involved have quickly shown they are keen to make amends by playing their part in a four-game winning run since returning to duty.
He said: “We’ve had discussions, we’ve not had an official meeting, but there’s been lots of talks and discussions.
“The manager has spoken to everyone and the club has spoken to everyone, as I’m sure every other club has to just remind the players and get everything nailed down so there’s no confusion and everyone is aware of their responsibilities and the rules that are in place.
“But we’re pleased now that it’s behind us. We’re pleased to put in a good performance against Runavik and have four wins in a row now.
“You can see from a couple of the boys involved in the European game, their performances were excellent.
“They’re all good lads, they’ve all got great attitudes. And they’ve remained professional since they’ve come back.”
During the Dons lockdown the club recruited Ross McCrorie on a four-year deal from Rangers and Lewis has been hugely impressed by the impact made by the new arrival at the club.
The Dons captain believes McCrorie, the Scotland under-21 captain, is the sort of player the club should be aiming to bring to Pittodrie.
He said: “Aberdeen can be an attractive club for young players to come to. You look at Lewis Ferguson and what he has achieved since coming here. There are examples of players coming here and doing well so it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise.
“We’re a big football club and Ross has seen what the club can offer him. It’s a good match so far.”