Ross County defender Marcus Fraser is determined to help his new team climb off the foot of the Premiership table after making his debut in Saturday’s 1-0 defeat against former club Celtic.
Fraser joined County last week after being released by the Hoops with Staggies manager Jim McIntyre pitching the 20-year-old in from the start against the Hoops.
The Parkhead side took all three points courtesy of Kris Commons’ deflected second-half goal, however Fraser reckoned County were unfortunate to leave empty-handed.
Survival is all that matters for the Staggies and Fraser said: “Credit to Jim McIntyre, he’s given me the chance to go into the team in my first week in. I’m thankful to him for that. I thought I played well, so hopefully I can take it on to next week and help us get a positive result against Caley Thistle.
“I just took it as another game. Every week I want to play as well as I can, every game I want to compete and that was just the same against Celtic.
“It’s not for me to say why I left Celtic, it’s up to the coaching staff. I enjoyed my time there, but sometimes players need to move on. I’ve got my chance here, so hopefully I can push on.”
Fraser reckons his side’s performance against the champions offers hope of avoiding relegation, but he knows points are needed soon.
Fraser added: “I enjoyed it thoroughly from start to finish. We did really well from the word go, we were unlucky with a deflected goal, but that can happen.
“In the last 10 minutes we pushed for an equaliser but couldn’t get there. It was a good performance all round and if we carry it into next week it should be positive.
“From day one I’ve seen plenty of motivation, and the tempo in the training is brilliant. Everyone is focused on next week, so hopefully we can get three points and start pushing up the table as we all believe we can do.
“We’ve got the belief in the team to win every game and against Celtic we were unlucky not to take a point.”