ABERDEEN boss Mark McGhee said he did not doubt his side would return to winning ways as soon as more of his players returned from injury.
The Dons boss had blamed a recent spate of injuries for his team's recent poor run of form which saw them pick up only one point from a possible 18.
However, with the likes of Sone Aluko and Paul Hartley back available the Dons convincingly defeated Hibernian 4-2, leading by four goals at one stage before a late Hibs rally.
"After the loss to Hearts last Saturday I didn't feel in any way despondent," said McGhee. "I felt anticipation and that a lot of what I had been thinking and hoping while we had the spate of injuries was going to be true that when we have these players back it would get better.
"I hoped that we would progress this week and we did. I didn't expect to win 4-2 and scoring four goals was probably beyond our expectations."