Ross County co-manager Stuart Kettlewell has urged the Staggies to leave nothing behind as they sign off for the international break against St Johnstone today.
County are aiming to extend their unbeaten run to four games against Saints, with their recent haul of seven points from a possible nine moving them to fifth in the table.
With their next fixture away to Celtic in a fortnight, Kettlewell is demanding one last push against the Perth outfit.
He said: “We are going into an international week, and we will be asking for every ounce of energy and quality from our players.
“If we do that, the guys can look after themselves for a week, rejuvenate and refresh themselves, and then look to go again for a tough period that comes after that.
“I don’t want to get too carried away with myself, but we are putting all our eggs in one basket come this Saturday. We really want to make sure we go in with a focus purely on winning this game.
“How that happens, I don’t know, there will be serious tests along the way. But we don’t want to leave anything behind. We want to make sure we put everything out there on Saturday.
“There is no point in guys coming off after 90 minutes and saying they could have done so much more, they could have been so much more energetic on the pitch.
“We want to leave it all out there.”
Tommy Wright’s men make the trip to Dingwall in search of their first league win of the season, with the Staggies having defeated them 2-1 in the Betfred Cup at McDiarmid Park in July.
Kettlewell feels they are edging closer to ending the barren run however, adding: “St Johnstone obviously find themselves at the foot of the table, but when I actually look at what they’ve been doing in the last couple of weeks I don’t think they’re too far away from a good performance.
“We’re obviously buoyant in the fact we beat them in the cup competition earlier in the season, but I think they’ll be slightly different when they come here.
“They have a few players back and have obviously made a couple of really good signings.
“It is going to be a tough game, but again it is an opportunity for us that we see to try and extend what could be a really good run for us.”
County are without midfielders Iain Vigurs, Don Cowie and defender Callum Morris.