Josh Mullin will not fret over his personal goal tally as long as he is providing enough ammunition for Ross County’s forwards to thrive this season.
Winger Mullin made the step up to the top flight for the first time with the Staggies last season, after netting 14 goals in an impressive Championship title-winning campaign.
The former Livingston player netted just twice last term, admitting it took him time to adjust to having less attacking play with the Staggies in the Premiership.
Although Mullin is keen to add to his tally, he says his primary objective is to supply County’s attackers, such as Ross Stewart, Billy Mckay, Lee Erwin and Oli Shaw.
Mullin said: “When I first came, I was more about assists than goals, but then I got a taste of both in that first season in the Championship.
“It’s always going to be difficult because we’ve come up a level, so we’re not having as much of the ball as we were.
“More of it is about defending, but personally I felt I did well and finished the season on a high. Obviously I want to score as many as I can, but if I’m being honest with myself everybody knows my game. I want to supply the strikers and I’ve nothing else on my mind apart from that.
“We’ve a lot of great strikers at the club, so if I can supply them and help the team I’ll be more than happy.”
County ended last season in 10th place following the campaign’s early curtailment due to coronavirus. Although Mullin was confident of finishing higher had County played out their eight outstanding fixtures, he insists survival remains the primary aim this term.
The 27-year-old added: “All of the boys were feeling good towards the end of the season. We’d got belief back from performances against the top four clubs.
“We were looking forward to the final run of matches against teams around us in the league, but it wasn’t to be.
“For us, it is just about trying to get as many points on the board as quickly as possible and seeing if we can stay in the league. We’ve added boys to the squad and we’re looking pretty strong.”
County host Motherwell in their opening game tonight, with the Steelmen fresh from finishing third in an impressive campaign last term.
Mullin feels facing Stephen Robinson’s men will give the Dingwall side an early gauge of where they are, adding: “We know it will be a big test, but we’ve added quality and we’ll find out where we are.
“It will be a real good test this season and we’re looking to come out on top every time we play.”