Ross County surged up the Premiership table with their first victory since August last weekend but manager Jim McIntyre says his players still have it all to prove.
The Staggies had gone 10 games without a win until Saturday’s 4-2 triumph against St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park, with the win moving the Dingwall men from bottom of the table to eighth.
County could move into the top six if they defeat Hamilton Accies tomorrow and Motherwell and Caley Thistle fail to win their respective matches but a victory for the Lanarkshire side at Victoria Park will see them leapfrog the Highlanders.
With just two points separating the Staggies from bottom-placed Dundee, McIntyre is taking nothing for granted and he said: “We certainly want to build on the win.
“It’s so important that we don’t think by getting the monkey off the back by winning a game that it’s just going to happen. We have to earn it, it is as simple as that. We have got to outwork the opposition to get our victories. That has never changed in all my time in football. If we do that we will be fine.
“We dominated a lot of the individual tussles and went on to show a ruthless side that has been lacking. We have got into good areas this season but not punished teams enough. When we get the first goal it becomes a much easier game to manage.
“We know within that 10-game period there’s been fine margins that have cost us a couple of wins. It’s nice to put it to bed and it’s important everyone remembers it’s just one result.
“The small margins that win and lose football matches are what we have to be better at, so of course we have to do more.”
A late decision will be made on goalkeeper Scott Fox, who has returned to light training after suffering a bruised foot in the win at St Johnstone, with McIntyre rating his chances as 50-50.
Midfielder Martin Woods has missed the last two matches through injury but McIntyre says he could be in contention for a return, adding: “Martin had a back spasm from the previous week but he trained on Monday and Tuesday.
“He has a hamstring problem that can sometimes inhibit him and his training schedule but, hopefully, he’ll be OK for the weekend. He has got a chance.”