Ross County co-manager Steven Ferguson is refusing to read too far into Rangers’ struggles ahead of their Premiership visit to Victoria Park tomorrow.
Rangers make the trip to Dingwall on the back of a difficult week, with their loss to Hearts in the Scottish Cup last Saturday followed up by a league defeat at home to Hamilton Accies in midweek to leave them 13 points adrift of leaders Celtic.
Although Ferguson knows the Staggies have the chance to add to the Gers’ woes, he insists Steven Gerrard’s side are equally capable of bouncing back in style at Victoria Park.
Ferguson said: “We know what we need to do – and know we’re capable of doing it – we just need to join it all up and make sure everybody maximises out.
“It is live on television and, going back to the psychological aspect, does that put them under more pressure or does it make them think they want to show everybody they’re back on track?
“Everything can go either way.
“We’ll not focus on what people are telling us are Rangers’ problems. Believe me, we’ve got enough to think about ourselves.
“We’ll focus on that and try to be as aggressive as we can.
“Rangers are expected to beat Ross County, let’s be honest. Everybody at Rangers will tell you that themselves.
“We need to make sure we do our very best to create another upset after what Hamilton achieved during the week.”
Hamilton’s victory at Ibrox did the Staggies no favours, with the result reducing County’s gap above the relegation play-off spot to five points.
Ferguson has called for the Highlanders to refocus following Wednesday’s 4-1 defeat to Motherwell.
He added: “The games coming up are within our reach so we need to bounce back.
“We know the position we’re in. We’re in a battle to stay in the league and we can’t focus too much on what’s past.
“We need to make sure the right Ross County team turns up in the remaining nine games.
“When we are at it and doing what we know we’re capable of then we feel we win games.
“We need to make sure in the next nine games that’s what we’re doing.”
Ferguson revealed forward Ross Stewart is in contention for a starting berth, after making his first appearance for more than two months from the bench at Fir Park in midweek.
Ferguson added:”I think he will be in contention, given the type of boy Ross is and how naturally fit he is.
“He has missed a lot of football, but has been training really hard.
“We’re sure he’s 100 per cent fit after the injury and he’s ready to go. Ross brings us a different dimension to how we play.
“It was a poor day for us on Wednesday, but the fact we got him 30 minutes was big for us.”