Ross County goalkeeper Ross Munro aims to put pressure on Scott Fox but he insists no one has helped him more than the Staggies’ first choice.
Teenager Munro has been handed the role of understudy to Fox by Staggies’ co-managers Stuart Kettlewell and Steven Ferguson this season and has played in County’s IRN-BRU Cup victories against Hearts colts and Raith Rovers.
After making his home debut in Saturday’s 5-0 win against Rovers, the 18-year-old hailed the role of Fox in his development.
He said: “I was really surprised when the management said I was going to be number two this season and that spurred me on.
“It is a great challenge for me, personally, and the aim is to keep Scott on his toes.
“Scott and I are really good mates. I’m really lucky and honoured to have a mentor like him.
“He teaches me everything about goalkeeping. Ever since I first came here, he has taken me under his wing and looks after me really well.
“Before the game, he told me just to do my thing. He obviously believes in me and I really appreciate that. He just reminded me to keep it calm and composed.
“I played down at Tynecastle in the previous round but it is all the more special to play in front of our own fans.
“At my age, it is really good to experience that.”
Munro could feature again tomorrow when County take on Brora Rangers in the semi-finals of the North of Scotland Cup at Victoria Park.
Munro, who was raised at Nairn, previously spent time on loan with the Cattachs.
He added: “There are a few at Brora I know well and it will be good to see them.
“The loan spell helped me a lot in terms of coping with the demands of men’s football, the physicality. That really set me up to play at the higher level.”