Date: 5th March 2007 at 5:28pm
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Barry Nicholson doesn`t care that Aberdeen sneaked the three points out of Falkirk on Saturday. All he`s concerned about is still being in the Euro race and having Rangers in their sights and Hearts still over their shoulders.

The Dons have two of their biggest games all season coming up with Hearts to visit Pittodrie on Saturday and a journey to Ibrox the following week. In a fortnight the league picture could look a lot clearer. Rangers have a showdown with eternal rivals Celtic on Sunday before the Dons visit Glasgow and Barry Nicholson knows a performance like the one delivered against Falkirk on Saturday won`t get them much in Govan.

Ex-Ranger Barry said, ‘That was not the best we’ve played and we know we didn’t perform to anything like our optimum.

‘From start to finish we didn’t get it going but we ground out another vital three points.

‘Gaining three points is all that matters at this juncture of the season.

‘We’re determined to take the fight for the Champions League spot down to the wire.

‘Rangers have turned the corner a little bit but we have a game in hand and if we win that, it will close that gap.

‘Every game is vital for us but we know if we can keep winning then that puts more pressure on Rangers and Hearts.

‘Certainly, if we are still in the hunt after the split we will be giving it a right go.’

Barry is focusing in the Jambo`s visit north and reckons there could be a bit of bite in that match.

He said: ‘We will be out for a bit of revenge against Hearts next week as we lost 3-1 in September despite battering them for an hour.

‘We then went to Tynecastle and beat them so we have shown we can win big games and the Rangers match at Ibrox will take care of itself.’