Josh Mullin went the distance in the Championship with Livingston last season and the winger feels Ross County possess the same ability to grind out victories in their pursuit of the title.
The Staggies secured a thrilling 3-2 victory over Ayr United at Victoria Park on Tuesday, with the crucial victory keeping them five points clear of Dundee United at the top with a game in hand.
County had twice been pegged back by the Honest Men before Billy Mckay completed his hat-trick to secure the victory, which came just three days after the Dingwall side had clawed back a two-goal deficit to defeat Partick Thistle 4-2 at Firhill.
Mullin helped Livi win promotion to the Premiership through the play-offs last term before leaving to join County, and the 26-year-old feels the Staggies have similar winning traits.
Mullin said: “We’ve done it a few times this season, grinding out results and coming from behind. I played in the league last year with Livingston and I know that’s what this league is all about.
“Even at half-time, the boys wanted to go out, score more and win in style, but I’m saying we have to see it out whichever way we can.
“We conceded two but we went back in front with Billy’s third. We just keep going. It was an excellent win.”
Mullin feels the victory over Ayr, which leaves the Somerset Park outfit eight points adrift having played a game more, characterises the never-say-die attitude instilled by Staggies co-managers Stuart Kettlewell and Steven Ferguson.
Mullin added: “It was excellent and just shows the character, particularly given the amount of games we’ve played.
“To do it against Ayr, so soon after doing what we did down at Firhill in coming back from 2-0, just shows what we have in the dressing room.
“It would have been easy for the heads to go down after their second equaliser, but we always feel we’ll get chances in games.
“We’ve got guys like Billy who can always score goals. We just keep going and the two managers are always screaming that to us from the side.
“They don’t dwell on what’s just happened from the side, they just drive us forward – and that’s what has happened in the last two matches.”
County face an anxious wait over Mckay after he suffered a suspected broken arm after landing awkwardly in netting the winning goal, and Mullin is hoping for good news on the 20-goal striker’s condition, adding: “Billy scored his hat-trick and landed awkwardly. It’s a real shame for him because he’s been absolutely outstanding.
“He’s our top goalscorer and he’s everything that we’re about.
“The result was excellent but what happened to Billy really tarnishes it.”