Aberdeen interim boss Peter Leven has played down any thought of the ongoing uncertainty around a permanent manager having a negative effect on his squad.

The Dons are still searching for a replacement for Neil Warnock who departed the club almost a month ago, and their long-term quest for a new gaffer dates back to the end of January when Barry Robson was axed.

Leven has been holding the fort in the meantime, while Dave Cormack and the Pittodrie board talk to potential candidates and ultimately “strive to get it right”. 

And the first team coach has been left delighted after Aberdeen picked up back-to-back wins against Motherwell and Ross County to put a six point cushion between them and the dreaded 11th-placed relegation play-off position.

He said: "I've always said that the core of the staff have always been here. I'm always honest with the boys, we have the meetings and we sit down and say 'listen week-to-week this is what I expect from you, this is the standards that you've set now'.

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"We've had two wins on the bounce so that's what I expect going into the next game; the same attitude, the same desire, shots on goal, so nothing changes from my side. 

"We are just working week-to-week right now." 

Next up is Livingston, who welcome Aberdeen to West Lothian fighting for their lives at the foot of the table. 

David Martindale's Lions sit 10 points adrift with seven games to play, while the Dons eased any fears of being drawn into a relegation scrap by defeating Ross County last weekend. 

Leven was delighted to secure three points and wants that to extend their winning run at the Tony Macaroni Arena on Saturday. 

He continued: "Every game is big, last week was massive as well to get that three points and give ourselves a bit of a gap from Ross County. 

"So, as I've said before every game at Aberdeen Football Club is massive.

“They (Livi) are fighting for their lives, but we have to go and match their enthusiasm, their work rate and bring our stamp to the game.

“It will be a tough game, I know they are down at the bottom of the table but they will be fighting, they have got good players and a few coming back from injury this weekend. So they are a real threat, physicality, but for us it is all about what we do.

“If we can bring our own game and build on that momentum from the last two victories then hopefully we can get the three points.”