Ross County co-manager Stuart Kettlewell is not placing any added importance on tonight’s Betfred Cup tie against fellow Championship title hopefuls Dundee United.
The Staggies opened up their Group A campaign with a 2-0 victory over Elgin City on Saturday, which puts them two points clear of tonight’s opponents United, who were held to a 1-1 draw by League 1 side Arbroath before losing the bonus point penalty shoot-out.
Kettlewell says United’s struggles against the Red Lichties serve as a warning the Staggies cannot lose focus in any game, and he said: “I don’t think we are under any illusions. It doesn’t matter if it’s the two so-called bigger teams in the group – there are four tough games.
“We know Alloa will be strong, while Arbroath are really well organised and a team that are really hard to beat. Elgin were a tough team to play against for large spells of the game on Saturday.
“We are not putting this one on a pedestal above any of the rest of them. It’s the next game, and it’s the one we want to try and win – it’s as simple as that.
“We saw some things on Saturday that we want to improve on. We are going to say that in every game, but there were a few glaring things.”