Aberdeen’s free-scoring forward Adam Rooney insists the tabletopping Dons will not get caught up in any title talk, despite moving four points clear of champions Celtic yesterday.
Rooney netted twice as Derek McInnes’ Reds extended their winning run to seven matches with a 2-0 victory against Motherwell at Fir Park.
The Hoops, who have two games in hand, can cut the lead to a point should they beat Kilmarnock this evening.
But Rooney says the Dons are only focused on making it eight wins in a row with their game against St Mirren this weekend.
Rooney said: “Since I have come in the manager has always focused on the next game.
“We had semi-finals and finals to look forward to last season but the manager made sure we only looked towards our next match.
“It is the same attitude every week as you get a slap in the face if you look too far ahead.
“Last season when we went to the League Cup final, everyone had spoken about how we hadn’t won a trophy in years but we blanked it out and focused on ourselves. We knew if we played the way we can we can then we can get a result against anyone.
“We don’t focus on the other teams or look at their results or who they have to play, we just make sure we play the way we can and focus on ourselves.”
The Irishman has now netted 19 times this season and reckons he is in the best form of his career. But he has credited the hard work of his team-mates for helping him enjoy so much joy in front of goal during the first half of the season.
He added: “When I was at Inverness I got 27 one year but I don’t think I was on 19 at this stage. I am feeling confident and the lads in the team are creating lots of chances.
“We are delighted as we are on a good run at the minute and we want to keep that going.
“We knew it would be a difficult game after Motherwell’s game last week. They would be looking to bounce back after losing 5-0 at Hamilton and Fir Park is always a difficult place to come.
“So it was great to get the win and another clean sheet. We are just taking each game as it comes and working hard in training. Everyone is focused on getting the three points at the weekend.
“We are looking strong throughout the team and getting confidence. We are not giving many chances away at the back and we have players in the team who will always create something. We have built up some good momentum so hopefully we can keep it going.”