Hibernian defender Paul Hanlon feels the atmosphere on and off the pitch at Easter Road has improved as Pat Fenlon's side bid to continue their unbeaten home record against Dundee.
Hibs have won two and drawn two in Edinburgh this season as Fenlon makes a conscious effort to turn their home stadium into an intimidating venue. He has set his sights on beating last season's home wins tally against Dundee as Hibs only won their second SPL game at Easter Road when they beat Dunfermline in May to secure their top-flight place.
Hanlon said: "We got a disappointing result at Aberdeen so we want to keep our unbeaten home form going and send the fans home happy from Easter Road as they have been most times this season."
He added: "Our home form last year was terrible but we have matched that already and it's only October, and hopefully we will go one better on Saturday and get our third win at home.
"At times last season we were nervous playing at home but this year we have started well and it shows, when we lost a two-goal lead at home to Inverness we got the draw, but the fans were still there clapping us off the pitch and it was brilliant to see that."
Hanlon admitted the home record last term was a vicious cycle.
"I think it's just a pressure thing," Hanlon said. "At the time we were under pressure and boys do things you maybe wouldn't do when you're full of confidence.
"So hopefully we can keep that home form going. I don't think the supporters were expecting miracles straight away, but we're improving and if we keep improving throughout the season, we'll be in a good position at the end."