Ross County co-manager Steven Ferguson feels the Staggies have been rewarded for remaining calm following back-to-back Premiership defeats last month.
County have bounced back to form with two successive victories against St Mirren and Motherwell, which have moved the Dingwall men to fifth in the table.
The victories mark an impressive return to action following the recent international break which County signed off for with a 3-0 loss to Aberdeen at Pittodrie, seven days after going down 4-1 at home to Livingston.
Ferguson feels his players have made good use of the opportunity to regroup, and he said: “It’s tough to win games in this league when you’re Ross County – that’s a fact.
“It was a good day on Saturday because we won our first away game and secure back-to-back wins for the first time in the Premiership since we’ve been back. We’re feeling good about ourselves.
“There wasn’t any panic going into the international break – and there never will be. There will be other times it doesn’t go for us.
“We needed to regroup, patch a few guys up and give them a few extra days.
“For us to come back and win the two games after the international break shows we’ve used our time well and so have the players.
“We’re not getting carried away. We’ll go to Kilmarnock on Saturday and it will be every bit as tough as Motherwell was.”
Ferguson confirmed midfielder Iain Vigurs is expected to be out for several weeks with a foot injury, however it is not as serious as the same problem which kept him out for five months last season.
Ferguson added: “We don’t think it is going to be as long as it was last season.
“We just keep being told how extremely unlucky he has been because the bruising is exactly the point where he strikes the ball.
“It’s the sweet spot and he passes the ball a lot and kicks it more often than most.”
In the absence of Vigurs and fellow midfielder Ross Draper, County have deployed young defender Tom Grivosti in the holding role, and Ferguson says the Englishman has impressed, adding: “Ross is a defensively-minded stopper, spoiler and destroyer in the middle of park.
“Iain Vigurs can play that role, but slightly differently where he becomes the quarter-back for us and looks get on the ball and pass it.
“There’s different strengths and profiles. When we come away from home and look for someone to stiffen that area of the pitch then we feel Tom is the closest we have to Ross Draper.
“Tom has played it before and understands the role. He’s aggressive and looks to compete and win his challenges, but he’s a very good in possession. That’s an important strength in the Premiership where you really need to keep the ball.
“He’s got a really bright future ahead of him.”