Davies rallying cry as County captain insists Rangers can be rattled

Ross County's Andrew Davies

Ross County captain Andrew Davies wants to pile the pressure on Rangers by unsettling them from the start of Sunday’s Victoria Park encounter.

Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha has come under intense scrutiny after a less-than-impressive start to the new campaign, with only four points to show from their opening three league matches against Motherwell, Hibernian and Hearts. County were unbeaten against the Ibrox men throughout last season and defender Davies has warned the Staggies are ready to make life even more difficult for Portuguese manager Caixinha.

Davies said: “We will do everything we can to make it really difficult and uncomfortable for them and, hopefully, earn a result.

“I wouldn’t say Rangers have got off to the best of starts themselves.

“The pressure is on both teams, although they operate under a different pressure. It is the one that handles it best that will get the result.

“They’re stronger than they were last year. They have a good squad of players having brought some quality individuals in.

“We’re not naive enough to think it will be anything but a really tough game on Sunday. They’re a very good team, a massive club and are going to have a really big following.”

The 32-year-old is keen to help the Dingwall men put their disappointment behind them, having lost their last three games in all competitions.

“Ross County is never an easy place to come to when we’re at it. So, prepare for battle, really – it’s going to be a good game. Fingers crossed we can get the better of them.”

Davies’ fitness will be assessed ahead of Sunday’s match, after the Englishman limped off during last Saturday’s 2-0 defeat by Motherwell with a hamstring injury, which manager Jim McIntyre later confirmed was not as bad as first feared.