Ross County chairman Roy MacGregor has promised manager Derek Adams will have money to spend when the January transfer window opens.
A new five-year sponsorship deal with offshore specialised pipeline construction and automatic welding equipment manufacturer CRC-Evans has ensured the Dingwall club remains financially sound at a time of continuing financial troubles in the game.
The Staggies have had mixed results this season, but MacGregor has no doubt his club will stay in the Scottish Premiership for a second successive season. He said: “Derek is an exceptional manager. I believe in him and he will get it right, I have no worries about that at all.
“There will be funds for the manager in January, as there was in the last window.
“He could not find the right players towards the end of the last window in the summer.
“He wanted to give the players he had brought in time to bed in and I am sure he will be trading both in and out if he feels that is the right way to go in January.
“There is scope to bring in players again.
“You learn more from set-backs and adversity. We had a couple of bumps in the last few weeks, and hopefully we will learn more from those than what we have done right.
“It is how you bounce back from the bad days that is important.
“It teaches you that you have to keep working hard.
“We do not have the highest-paid team in the league, we probably have the lowest-paid team.
“We need our big players to perform and every bit extra we can get.”
MacGregor would not confirm the exact value of the new sponsorship deal, but believes it will keep the Staggies in contention in the top flight.
He added: “We agreed a new five-year deal with CRC-Evans, which was a major boost for the club.
“They are a really good sponsor, on and off the pitch, and to get such a long deal is great for us.
“The money is part of the football budget and it is a fairly significant amount.
“I cannot say how much, but it is a lot.
“We will get money every year and there will be extra if we are successful, which is an incentive.
“I don’t think any other club in the top flight will get a five-year commitment from a sponsor and I am delighted they have shown such faith in the football club.”