Ross County midfielder Jamie Lindsay says the prospect of winning the first silverware of his career is guarding him against complacency in Saturday’s IRN-BRU Cup quarter final tie against Motherwell colts.
The Staggies are strong favourites to progress to the semi-finals against the Steelmen’s under-21s side, who are the first colts team to reach the last eight since they were introduced in 2016. County have defeated Hearts colts, Raith Rovers and Montrose so far in this year’s tournament.
Lindsay, who joined on a permanent deal from Celtic in the summer following a successful loan spell last season, says the opportunity to lift a trophy in March’s final is one he is taking seriously.
He said: “It is a cup everyone at the club wants to win. It is the quarter-final and we’re favourites.
“We just need to try to put a performance on. All the boys are dying to win a bit of silverware, especially after the season we had last season, but we just need to take it as it comes.
“Iain Vigurs won it last season with Inverness and I’ve not won a senior cup trophy, so it would be nice.
“We normally do video on a Friday but it will be exactly the same as we do for any team, set up to look at how they play.
“It is taken just as seriously as it was when we were preparing to face Dundee United.”
Lindsay is determined to show a strong reaction after the Staggies saw an 11-match unbeaten run in all competitions ended by Saturday’s 1-0 home loss to Dundee United.
With four points separating the Dingwall men from Championship leaders Ayr United, Lindsay hopes another strong run of form can put pressure on the Honest Men, with the 22-year-old adding: “Everybody knew at the start of the season, there are going to be games where it doesn’t go our way.
“It is early days – 13 games gone in the league – so nobody can read too much into it. We’re certainly not.
“It is just about getting back playing again – and hopefully winning.
“It is all about how we react. Last time, when Morton beat us, the next time we played them we took five off them.
“It is just about getting back out there and training hard, getting ready for the game on Saturday. Then we have a good run of fixtures coming up in the next few weeks where we need to try to take full points and get back to the top of the league.”