Dundee boss James McPake believes the feelgood factor is back after they extended their unbeaten run to six matches.
The Dark Blues defeated Ayr United 2-0 at Dens Park last night thanks to goals from Kane Hemmings and Olly Crankshaw.
The result kept their momentum going and also saw them move ahead of the Honest Men into third spot in the Championship.
The fans loved it – especially Crankshaw’s stoppage-time strike – and McPake senses that the supporters are appreciating the players’ efforts.
The Dundee boss, who has also seen his team record five straight clean sheets, said: “I think the atmosphere is back at the club – you can feel it.
“Credit to the fans because against Alloa it was as good an atmosphere as I’ve experienced here other than a derby.
“It was also good again tonight. That might sound strange but I do think that it’s back.
“The fans are buying into it.
“When I said they were right to get on our backs I meant it because we weren’t good enough.
“But you can see that they can see the players working hard and that’s why they are getting right behind us.”
McPake thought the victory was deserved.
He added: “Yeah, we had a spell when they caused us some bother but we stopped that and deservedly won the game.
“It is a really good three points for us.
“The first goal was a great touch and a great finish from Kane.
“When you get Paul McGowan in that area and you have a striker like Kane then you always have a chance.
“It was a really good goal and the second one was equally as good, deep into injury-time.
“It would have been easy for Graham Dorrans to lash at the ball so to have the composure (to pick out Crankshaw) was fantastic.
“We had the chances to score more but I am pleased with the result.
“I am also pleased with the clean sheet and that’s five in a row now.
“That’s not an easy feat in any level of football.”