Ross County midfielder Don Cowie is determined to grasp a second opportunity to leapfrog Championship leaders Ayr United when the Staggies travel to Somerset Park on Saturday.
Following the postponement of Ayr’s game against Caley Thistle on Friday night, County could have reclaimed top spot by securing three points against Queen of the South at Victoria Park on Saturday.
The Dingwall men were held to a 1-1 draw against the Doonhamers however, with the Staggies squandering a leading position.
Cowie insists his side must not dwell on the missed opportunity, which will present itself once again when County face Ian McCall’s men this weekend.
Cowie said: “It is a massive game and one we will be looking to win to get above them.
“Nothing changes in that regard and whether it is home or away we go out to try to win the game. That will be no different on Saturday.
“It would have been nice to be above them before the game, but we just have to get on with it.
“It is a point, in the end – we didn’t get beaten – and we can’t get too downhearted about it.
“We’re just looking forward to a very big game now. The positive is we will maybe have a few players back for next week as well, which will make the squad even stronger.
“It is a positive that we have an undefeated run since the disappointment of the Dundee United result and we just have to keep going.
“Ayr are in a good run of form, scoring lots of goals, so it will be a difficult game.
“But if we play to our best we’re capable of beating every team in this league.”
Cowie was frustrated at failing to hold on to the lead against Queens, with the 35-year-old insisting his side must learn lessons from the match.
Cowie added: “A lot of teams look at us as one of the bigger teams in the league and do whatever it takes to get a result.
“That’s just where we have to become a bit more streetwise when we’re 1-0 up – slow it down and take our time, just like they do.
“As soon as it went 1-0 to us they started to speed it up and at 1-1 they slowed it down, as they’re entitled to do.
“It is something we need to learn and bring into our game if we want to achieve what we want to achieve this year because winning games like that 1-0 is vital.
“This week, it just underlines the ups and downs of football – and it is something we need to learn from very quickly.”