Dunfermline boss Jim Jefferies hopes for a favour from St Mirren on Sunday after his side beat Aberdeen 3-0 to move within three points of Hibernian at the foot of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League.
Andy Kirk netted twice after Joe Cardle opened the scoring as the Pars ended a 12-match winless run with a first victory at East End Park this term to pile the pressure on William Hill Scottish Cup finalists Hibs ahead of their trip to Paisley.
"It was great to get a result and the boys deserved it," Jefferies said. "We've got a win at home and it's come at an important time. It's not a proud record still, but at least it's broken.
"We'll see where it takes us. We just hope maybe St Mirren can play outstandingly well and keep it going that wee bit longer and be in the hunt."