Ross County defender Andrew Davies hopes the psychological edge has swung in the Staggies’ favour ahead of tomorrow’s vital Highland derby against Caley Thistle.
Inverness boast a superior record in the fixture having triumphed in 26 of the 53 meetings between the sides, compared with County’s 14 wins.
Caley Jags won all three meetings between the sides last season but County have responded in turn with two 3-2 victories this term.
Englishman Davies feels his side’s recent fortunes against their rivals will plant doubt in the heads of Richie Foran’s players, and he said: “Last season, and seasons before, they always seemed to get results against us where we’ve obviously swung that tide now.
“However you look at it they will always have that doubt in their head now that we are capable of turning them over and we are. I’ve always said when we play to our full ability I think we are capable of turning most teams over. I think we showed that against Hearts the other week.
“No matter how you look at it, when a team keeps getting beat off another team that’s always in their head.
“You go into the game thinking you’ve never won against them or you’ve never beat them at our stadium.
“But when it turns it’s all about confidence and it swings. However you look at it they will have doubt in their mind, 100%.
“But we are not naive enough to think that they’re not good enough to turn us over as well.
“We will just keep doing what we’ve done against them in the past and if we play like we know we can we should get the result.”
A victory for Caley Jags would draw County firmly into the relegation mix, with Jim McIntyre’s men only four points ahead of their bottom-of-the-table rivals at present.
Davies does not feel the heat is on his side however, and the 32-year-old added: “I’d much rather be in our position than theirs.
“I think the pressure is on them but we are not outwith it yet. I think two or three more wins, which we know we can get, we’ve just got to keep doing the right things, stick to the basics.
“This season has probably not gone the way we would want it to go but that’s football. Sometimes you try everything and give your all and it doesn’t go your way.
“We can never lose belief in what we are trying to do. We need to just keep trying to do it and it always will come good if we keep sticking at it.”