Ross County co-manager Stuart Kettlewell says his title-winning side will leave no room for sympathy when they face bottom club Falkirk in today’s final Championship match.
The champions go into today’s game with the pressure firmly off, having clinched top spot courtesy of last Friday’s 4-0 victory over Queen of the South.
The Staggies’ situation is in stark contrast to that of today’s opponents, with Ray McKinnon’s men three points adrift in bottom place and needing to win to have any hope of avoiding relegation to League 1.
Kettlewell insists the Dingwall men will be in no mood to hand out favours against the Bairns, and he said: “We want to win the game, it’s as simple as that. We’ve shown good integrity all season in how we’ve gone about our business.
“It’s important to show respect to the league and everyone else involved in it.
“From game one this season, we said we wanted to create a winning mentality and you can’t switch that off for game 36.
“It doesn’t matter what you’ve done in winning a cup and winning a league, that’s irrelevant. We want to win this game of football.
“You’ll see that in our team and how we set out our players. This is nothing personal against Falkirk, but we owe it to the league and how good and competitive it has been this season.
“We will set out to do our jobs properly and we won’t take our foot off the pedal. Everybody should know we will be trying to win the game.”
County enjoyed a weekend of celebration following their decisive triumph against the Doonhamers, however Kettlewell says wrapping up top spot with a game to spare will make his side all the more determined to conclude their memorable campaign in winning style at Falkirk Stadium this afternoon.
Kettlewell added: “We’re never going to unwind – it’s not in our natures – but what was great to see over the weekend was friends and family, supporters and lots of people associated with the club.
“The club couldn’t have worked it any better over the weekend – it was all done in real good taste.
“But from our point of view, once done at the weekend, we look forward to this game. We look forward to building on what has been a tremendous success this season.”