Aberdeen caretaker manager Peter Leven challenged the Pittodrie crowd to "bring the noise" on Saturday when they face Celtic.
The Dons are searching for a new manager after the sacking of Barry Robson earlier this week, and Leven believes the players will need the fans if they are to take anything from the game.
“The fans are massive for us," Leven said. "It is a massive club. The fans need the players as well.
“They need the players to be at it tomorrow and that brings the fans. I need the fans to be all together and hopefully they can bring the noise tomorrow.
“It is going to be tough but we are at home and we are Aberdeen. I am positive.
“It has been a difficult couple of days. I have a lot of respect for Barry and Steve. I have spoken to them. They have come in and thanked the staff. They are two great guys and I am sure they will get something else soon.
“We have to be positive and get the boys up and at it for the game tomorrow. I am taking it day by day, game by game and making sure the boys are ready, that is the most important thing.
“I had a chat with them earlier and the spirits are good. The boys were at it in training today. We all know our job and hopefully we can deliver.
“We have a double header against Celtic and Rangers coming up. We have to play them sometime and obviously they have come right now.
“We have Celtic tomorrow and we will see how that goes. After that we will prepare for Rangers.”