Dunfermline goal-getter Andy Kirk says the Pars’ new-found belief is all down to manager Jim Jefferies.
The Pars notched their first home win of the whole campaign on Saturday, downing an under-par Aberdeen side 3-0 at bring themselves within three points of Hibs at the bottom of the SPL table.
Kirk nodded home a vital equaliser in Dunfermline’s 4-4 draw at St Mirren last week and hit the target twice against the Dons at East End Park.
Kirk, who got his break in the professional game when Jefferies signed him for Hearts as a raw 19-year-old from Glentoran, said: “Jim's vastly experienced and knows the game inside out. He takes no nonsense and demands everything from you.
"Hopefully he can take us where we're looking to go and fingers crossed that wee bit of luck that we haven't had all year is starting to come for us."
The Pars travel to Inverness on Wednesday in search of a fifth away win of the season and back-to-back victories for the first time since August. Hibs travel to Aberdeen on the same night in an evening which could define the relegation scrap.
Kirk, 32, said his side deserve a bit of luck in the final three games.
The Northern Irishman said: "We've been a wee bit unfortunate and hopefully the luck's on our side and we can go and put in another performance, keep another clean sheet, get a couple of goals and keep the pressure on.
"If we can go and put two results back to back it gives us a hell of a chance to stay in the hunt and stay in this league."