Jim Jefferies wants to make sure the wheels do not come off Dunfermline’s drive to catch Hibs in the SPL.
The Pars have turned a seven point deficit behind the Edinburgh side into three in the race to beat the drop, and could go to Easter Road on Monday level on points with Pat Fenlon’s side if results go his way.
But experienced campaigner Jefferies said he would still rather be in the Hibees shoes, with his team’s fats in their own hands.
The former Hearts and Kilmarnock boss said: “There’s a bit of momentum favouring Dunfermline at the moment but momentum can come to a quick halt if you don’t continue to apply pressure.
“Hibs are still the favourites – I’d still rather be in their position and it is their’s to lose. We’ve both got tough matches this week and if we can still be in the hunt when we go to play them on Monday it’ll make it exciting.”
Dunfermline travel to Inverness on Wednesday at the same time Hibs play Aberdeen at Pittodrie. Jefferies wants his players to get their heads down and grind out a win like they did at East End Park at the weekend.
Jefferies said: “We can’t control what happens at Aberdeen or any other Hibs game apart from when we play them, so we just need to go an do our job at Inverness.
“We’ve got to go up there and grind out a result like we did on Saturday and then we’ll see where we are. We just know that if we win then we got to Hibs with a better chance than if we lose.”