Ross County have lost their opening three matches of the Premiership campaign but manager Derek Adams insists his new-look squad will deliver results.
Adams brought in 10 new signings over the summer but is not alien to the concept of a squad overhaul. County have fielded 53 different players since their promotion to Scotland’s top-flight two years ago.
The Staggies manager insists his transfer business for the summer is finished and will now draw upon past experience to point his faith towards his newly-obtained acquisitions gelling.
Adams hopes that can begin at Tannadice against Dundee United tomorrow.
He said: “We have a policy that’s worked well for the last two years. We have used a lot of players and taken in a lot of players but it’s been cost-effective.
“It shows over that space of time that we’ve done really well recruiting players and getting the best out of them before they move on or go back to their parent club.
“When players come into any new country it takes a bit of time to get used to. We’ve got Dutch, French and Belgian players in our team but it’s a totally different ball game in Scotland.
“The tempo is quicker than anywhere else, be it the speed of taking a throw-in or teams pressing us. It takes time to settle in and get used to going to different venues. We’ve seen in the past it’s taken us a bit of time to gel.
“There is a culture shock because of the pace of the game but they will get used to that. As we’ve seen in the past they’ll shine when they get used to it, because they’ve got good technical ability.
“There’s never panic. Football is a game of panickers and if you panic then you’ve got a problem. But I’ve been here seven years, I’ve been in charge for 300 games. I’ve seen it all and done it all.
“We’ve obviously not picked up the points I think we’ve deserved but, given the experience I’ve got and the club has got, we’ll do well.”
Adams also believes County’s homegrown talent has a big role to play this term.
He added: “Younger players coming through are getting better and the Scottish game is getting better. Players are more comfortable on the ball nowadays. There is a bright future for Scottish football.
“The ability of a lot of Scottish players is improving.”