Ross County boss Derek Adams is hoping to extend the club's unbeaten league run at the expense of former club Aberdeen when the two meet in their Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash on Saturday.
Adams was part of the youth set-up at Aberdeen before returning to Pittodrie for a season in 2004. Now the 37-year-old takes his newly-promoted Staggies to face his former side, looking to make it 36 league games without tasting defeat.
Adams said of his time at Aberdeen: "I started off there as a 16-year-old. It is a good club and a good upbringing, the right coaching and the right values. I always liked going back as a player but going back as a manager will be special.
"Of course we are looking after Ross County and are trying to get these three points. Hopefully it will be a good game with plenty of chances and we will certainly go out of the way to try and win the match.
"We take that (unbeaten record) into the game and would love to keep that run going. We are looking to try and win the match like Aberdeen will. They come off a good performance against Celtic, losing to a freak goal, and we will see what kind of game transpires."
After strolling to the Irn-Bru First Division title last year many expected County to struggle in their maiden SPL season. But after a 0-0 opening day draw at home to Motherwell Adams is looking to pick up points away from the Global Energy Stadium, pinpointing a need to keep things tight at the back.
He said: "We were delighted to take the point because at home, against a team like Motherwell, it was always going to be difficult but we are on the road now.
"We enjoy going away from home, we have a very good home record but equally our away record is excellent. We are quite a good counter-attacking team at times and I think away from home that can help.
"We need to be strong, we need to be defensively sound. We have to have a platform to play on and that was important last week - hopefully we can continue to create chances."
Midfielder Stuart Kettlewell remains sidelined as he serves the last match of his ban but Adams will take the rest of his squad to Aberdeen in an attempt to keep their long-standing unbeaten run on track.