Ross County co-manager Steven Ferguson feels supporters will see the best of attacker Ross Stewart as he further settles into the Staggies’ side.
Stewart has had to be patient since joining County from Premiership side St Mirren on a three-year deal in the summer, however the 22-year-old was handed his first league start in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Dunfermline.
Although Stewart did not add to his tally of three goals for the Dingwall men so far, all of which have come in the IRN-BRU Cup, the Irvine-born striker saw an effort chalked off for a foul.
Ferguson feels Stewart has the attributes to thrive in County’s forward line, and he said: “Ross is a good player – we are really excited about him.
“We feel for his size, he has got really soft feet and a nice touch, but there’s also that double-edged sword of being 6ft 3in and being able to run.
“We feel it’s brilliant attributes to have. Ross gives us a real good attacking option.
“Through the middle is where we see Ross playing, but we are equally as comfortable with him coming in off the side.
“He has played a lot of games there and he has an eye for goal. We saw that with his goals at Motherwell.
“He will be disappointed with the fact he didn’t score on Saturday but he did get a couple of chances.
“I think strikers are more concerned when they don’t create the chances, rather than when they do and miss them.”
County begin their five-game December schedule with a trip to Alloa Athletic on Saturday, with Saturday’s result having moved them to within two points of leaders Ayr United – who face an on form Dundee United outfit on Friday night.
Ferguson knows it could be a crucial month for his side, adding: “Coming into December and January time, you usually get a real indication of how you’re doing. It is five-game month and one we’re looking forward to.
“It can be a great five games if we do well because we have that chance of 15 points in a month.
“But, equally, if we don’t do so well, other teams have the opportunity.
“We’re under no illusions it is going to be tough. We just hope we can tidy up a few injuries we have and go into it with a bounce in our step.”