Ross County skipper Iain Vigurs is confident the Staggies will rediscover their firepower sooner rather than later.
County have netted just twice in their last four matches, failing to score for a second successive game in Saturday’s 5-0 defeat to Celtic.
Midfielder Vigurs insists the goals will come as long as the Dingwall side continue to create opportunities, and he said: “We have to keep making those chances and believing that we’ll score goals.
“We will keep playing the way we are, if we can do that and eradicate the sloppiness at the back then we’ll pick up good results. It’s St Johnstone next weekend and they will be desperate to get back winning again after a defeat.
“They are a tricky side, it’s always hard going down there and they make it difficult for you.
“They have a good spirit about them but we believe in ourselves. We believe we can do that – and we have to because we need a win.”
County drew plaudits for their performance in their last meeting with Celtic in January before succumbing to a 3-0 defeat and Vigurs was frustrated Saturday’s match followed a similar pattern.
The 32-year-old added: “This has happened a few times, where we have created against them but still ended up on the end of three, four and now five-nil defeats.
“It’s always difficult to play against them, they have a massive squad and a massive budget. It’s night and day between us.
“The new rule obviously favours the wealthier clubs with the bigger squads. But we have five subs too and it’s the rules – we can’t do much about it if that’s what was put in place.
“Playing Celtic is hard from the first minute and for me, we didn’t help ourselves by not taking chances and giving away goals. It was a frustrating day because we had good chances and didn’t take them.”
Vigurs took a lift from the presence of supporters inside Victoria Park, with a crowd of 300 attending Saturday’s test event.
Aberdeen-born Vigurs said: “It was good to come out to fans again and hear applause when the teams kicked off. In some ways it was a little bit strange because we haven’t had that yet this season.
“It was welcome and hopefully everyone was happy with it and we can get a step closer to bringing more fans back soon.
“The sooner the fans are back the better because everyone knows how important they are to the game.”