Ross County co-boss Steven Ferguson hailed match-winner Billy Mckay – but has called on the Staggies to make winning a habit.
The Dingwall side delivered just their third league win since September last night, with Mckay’s brace sealing a 2-0 win over Livingston.
Their run of form had been cause for concern, particularly without leading scorer Ross Stewart. However, two goals from ex-Inverness striker Mckay put a Livingston side in fine fettle away.
Ferguson said: “Billy is a goalscorer. What we need to do is create chances for the offensive players, and if we do that they have a proven record of taking them.
“We will congratulate Billy on his two goals, but we need goals from now until the end of the season if we want to stay in the Premiership.
“We knew it was going to be difficult, but we are delighted to win the game. Systems don’t win you games, players do – and the players deserve a lot of credit.”
Having exited the Scottish Cup at the hands of Ayr United last month, County are without a game at the weekend. Instead they will visit Easter Road to play Hibernian on Wednesday night.
Ferguson added: “We will certainly not get carried away with the whole thing. We will look to see if we can win the next game of football.
“If we do that everything is rosy in the garden again – the players, and Stuart and I that have been getting criticism will not get it this week. The only way that happens is by winning games.
“We try to win and when we don’t we are disappointed. As I have said all along, Ross County in the Premiership is never going to be plain-sailing.
“We have won one game of football, that’s all we have done. We need to try to win the next one now.”