Ross County midfielder Jamie Lindsay will not forget the role today’s opponents Morton played in the budding stages of his career.
Lindsay spent the 2016-17 season on loan with the Greenock outfit from Celtic, playing 40 matches in a successful second-tier campaign for the Cappielow men.
After impressing under then Ton manager Jim Duffy, Lindsay earned another temporary move to the Staggies, before making the move from Parkhead permanent following their relegation from the Premiership.
Despite being back in the second-tier, Lindsay feels his spell with Morton prepared him for a tilt at the top-flight and he is determined to return there by helping the Staggies win promotion at the first time of asking.
Lindsay said: “My time there was brilliant. We did really well in the league, we got to the play-offs, and we got to the Betfred Cup semi final.
“If I didn’t have that year at Morton I probably wouldn’t have been ready to play in the Premiership.
“Everybody is different, people go out on loan and some go straight to the Premiership. But when you are at Celtic you are playing youth games – first team games are completely different.
“You need to go out and play whatever level you can and just build your way up.
“I’m lucky I’ve built my way up, and obviously my first season in the Premiership didn’t go as well as well as expected. But here’s hoping this season we can push on and get back there.”
Despite suffering relegation, Lindsay feels his current spell with the top of the table Staggies has been the most productive of his senior career so far, with the 23-year-old helping Stuart Kettlewell and Steven Ferguson’s men to the top of the table after nine games.
Lindsay added: “I’m loving it. It’s probably the most I’ve enjoyed playing football since I was a young boy.
“Everything about the club, and being in here every day is enjoyable. The atmosphere is good and on a Saturday I think people can see, not just me, but all the boys are really enjoying the way we are playing.
“At the end of the day the main thing is winning, but if we’re playing the way we have been playing in the last few weeks it makes it that bit easier.”
Lindsay is eager to repay the Staggies’ supporters this term following last year’s turbulent campaign, and he added: “It’s just up to us to come in here every day, work hard, and then go out on a Saturday and show how good we are and express ourselves.
“We want to give the fans something to come and cheer about, because last season would have been difficult for them coming here when we were getting beaten.
“The crowds have been good, we’ve been getting good numbers and I think that only shows people are starting to see we are playing entertaining football to come and watch.”