Ross County manager Derek Adams has no doubt home-grown talent Steven Ross can be the main man up front for the Staggies, starting against Motherwell tomorrow.
The 20-year-old from Balintore is in line to make his third start of the season against the Steelmen with Kevin Luckassen an injury doubt and Orhan Mustafi (broken toe) already ruled out.
Ross has been in the County line-up for the 4-0 defeat at St Johnstone and last week’s 2-1 win against Hearts at Tynecastle and Adams has been heartened with his progress.
He said: “The majority of my time here we have played with a system with a lone attacker.
“Steven Ross was excellent (against Hearts) last week, for a young boy to bully two centre halves, take the ball in and create openings was good. Steven will play a few games, then he will be out and then he will be back in.
“It is part of the development of a young player. It is good for a local youngster to come through.
“He has been with us for the last six years and trained with the first team for the last four years – he has benefited from that.
“He takes other players in the game, he is not just a goalscorer. He has good strength, ability and quickness going forward.
“Steven is showing an improvement all the time and I think he will do well for us.”
County can potentially climb into the top six with a win at Well and Adams said: “It is a tough league but we have picked up more wins than we had at this time last season.
“We want to go to Motherwell and win the match and close the gap between us and them to three points and possibly move into the top six.
“It is always nice to win matches and it definitely helps your week. It makes it easier.
“It has been a good week after winning against Hearts and we have had four very good performances.
“I just hope we can pick up three points on Saturday, it is the next target.”
Defender Scott Boyd and Dutch midfielder Marc Klok are injury doubts for County.