Ross County striker Billy Mckay insists the Staggies’ flying start to the season has come as no surprise to anybody within the Dingwall outfit.
County defeated Hamilton Accies 1-0 on Saturday to follow up their opening day victory by the same scoreline against Motherwell on Monday.
Although County have been widely tipped to struggle this term, Mckay insists he has never doubted the quality within Stuart Kettlewell’s squad.
Mckay is now determined to build on the fine start in County’s upcoming home double header against Kilmarnock and Dundee United.
Mckay said: “It’s great to get six points out of six, you can’t ask for any better.
“Maybe we have surprised some people, but I don’t think we have surprised ourselves. We know the quality we have got in the dressing room.
“We have always had that mentality that everybody is against us. We are going to keep that and keep pushing ourselves in house to prove a lot of people wrong.
“It’s a massive opportunity for us. Home form has been good for us last season, so it’s something we want to continue.
“We’ve got two home games now, so we will definitely be looking to take some points from those games as well.
“Our away form wasn’t the best last season but hopefully we can boost that after another victory against Hamilton.”
Mckay’s 76th minute goal proved the difference between the two sides, with the Northern Ireland international insisting the competition from the bench will keep the Staggies’ starting players on their toes.
He added: “I’m delighted to get off the mark now, and I’m looking to try and get as many goals as I can this season.
“The squad here is brilliant – I think we could field two 11s here if I’m honest.
“The lads who have got the jersey now have been doing great, but we know that any slip up and we can lose our place in the team.
“I think that’s what’s driving us on. The boys coming off the bench have made an impact on the game.
“It’s great for us as a team and hopefully it can push us on if everyone can contribute this season.
Mckay feels County have shown a defensive rigidity which has been key in their opening two victories.
The 31-year-old added: “That’s two 1-0 wins now – some people say that’s the best result in football. I would rather a three or four nil, but we are happy to take that back to Dingwall.
“A lot of things were said about our defensive record last season, so it’s great to start with two clean sheets.
“Overall in the game I think we had the better chances. It felt like one of those days when it wasn’t going to go in, but thankfully we got the goal and hung in at the end like we did on Monday night.
“We are delighted with this result but we are going to focus on Wednesday now and go again.”