The length of the Premiership table separates Ross County from leaders Celtic but Staggies midfielder Ross Draper believes his side are capable of causing an upset at Parkhead today.
Following a domestic invincible treble-winning campaign last year, Brendan Rodgers’ men have come unstuck in games against Hearts and Kilmarnock this term and drawn a further eight games, although have yet to lose at home in the league.
Draper feels his side must show belief in their attempts to claw themselves off bottom spot, where they are three points adrift, although the Englishman accepts the task of toppling the Hoops has become harder since Brendan Rodgers arrived in Glasgow in 2016.
He said: “There is little pressure on us. It’s the chance to go down there and try to cause an upset, and get some points.
“It is important we perform. It’s a big test but we’re going down there to try to get some points off them.
“Especially under Rod-gers, I think most would agree Celtic have gone to the next level. They’ve kicked on and it becomes a little bit harder to do that. It is not a game we’re rubbishing this weekend.
“A lot of teams have gone there thinking they can’t take anything, but we’re running out of games. We need to try to get points. A point would be a good result, let’s be honest.
“We don’t see why we can’t go down there and take three points. It is going to be tough, but why not?”
Draper, who played for County’s Highland rivals Caley Thistle for five years prior to crossing the Kessock Bridge last summer, is aiming for his first victory in Glasgow’s east end, but insists his side must strike the right balance between defending and attacking.
The 29-year-old added: “I didn’t play when Billy Mckay scored the winner for Inverness there a few years ago. I was suspended but went down to watch.
“I was involved when we were 2-0 up and drew 2-2, having conceded just before half-time.
“If we could have held on until the break we’d have had a great chance of an upset.
“But I’ve never won down there, personally, although I’ve been part of winning teams at home.
“It is a chance to hopefully correct that. We know it will be a big task, but it is something we’re looking forward to.”