Ross County forward Brian Graham says the Staggies squad is relieved manager Jim McIntyre will be staying with the club after he ruled himself out of contention for the vacant Dundee United position.
Former United forward McIntyre had been linked with the Tannadice job after the sacking of Jackie McNamara but he has declared he does not want to leave the Staggies.
Graham is pleased by his manager’s stance but reckons speculation is inevitable after the Dingwall side’s fine start to the season which has seen them rise to fifth in the table with 15 points from their first nine games.
Graham, who joined County in the summer after being released by United, said: “The manager coming out and saying he was happy and not looking to move was fantastic news to the players. When we’re doing so well, we don’t want change.
“It’s good from that point of view but with the job he is doing here he is going to be linked with other jobs coming up.
“It’s good he has counted himself out of one just now but we never know what will happen in the future.
“All the players are delighted to keep him on board.”
Graham was one of 10 new faces to arrive at Victoria Park in the summer but, despite the changes, the attacker feels County have carried on the momentum from last season, when County finished with 10 wins from their last 14 games to steer clear of relegation.
Graham is determined to keep it going into Saturday’s Highland derby against Caley Thistle. The 27-year-old added: “We’re seven games unbeaten and have bags of confidence ourselves. I’m looking forward to a cracking game.
“Everything is rosy but we want to see that out for the full season.”