Iain Vigurs reckons Ross County’s start to the season has vindicated his decision to move back across the Kessock Bridge from Caley Thistle.
Vigurs returned for a second spell at Victoria Park in the summer after turning down the chance to remain with Inverness, leaving as their player of the year from the 2017-18 season.
The Staggies relinquished top spot in the Championship following the 1-1 draw with Falkirk on Tuesday night but head into Saturday’s derby just a point adrift of Ayr United.
The Caley Jags, meanwhile, extended their unbeaten run to 22 league games in the 2-2 draw with Dunfermline but recorded their sixth consecutive draw.
Vigurs playfully teased his former club about their unbeaten record, as he backed his decision at the end of the previous campaign as the correct one.
He said: “I’ve always loved County and had a good time here before. I knew the team that they were getting together so I always think I make the right choice.
“We’re still unbeaten so we’re going into it with confidence. The fans love me there as well, so another goal like that (against Falkirk) would do, particularly for three points. What are they, like 105 games unbeaten now, with 100 draws? They’ve not been beaten in a while and we’ve gone seven or eight unbeaten, so it’ll be a tasty affair.
“We’re just looking to get back on track with a good performance. We let ourselves down a bit on Tuesday night and need to get back to how we were playing.”
The tussle with Ayr United at the top of the table shows no signs of relenting, with the newly-promoted Honest Men dispatching Alloa 3-0 on Wednesday night to stake their claim at the Championship summit.
They were beaten 2-1 on their visit to Dingwall on October 20 but Ian McCall’s side continue to put pressure on the promotion favourites.
Vigurs added: “Fair play to them. We’ve said all season: we don’t worry about anyone else. If they win, we have to win and that’s all that matters. They’re doing really well and they’re a good side. We let ourselves down on Tuesday night with the way we played but we’ll be back at it on Saturday.”