Ross County travel to Tannadice to take on Dundee United today looking to avoid becoming the first side since Falkirk in 2008 to lose their first four games of the Premiership campaign.
Despite County’s slow start to the campaign however, manager Derek Adams is out to pile further misery on a Terrors side beaten 6-1 by Celtic last weekend.
Although the Staggies have never won at Tannadice, Adams believes his squad possesses the ability to return from Tayside with a positive result.
He said: “I think we’ve got to go and take the game to Dundee United. We’ve got the attacking players to do that. Dundee United have certainly got that in their team as well, so I’d expect an open and entertaining match. Both sides want to get back to winning ways.
“It’s a difficult league to compete in and it’s the same week in, week out.
“Dundee United will be looking at us and worrying about playing us rather than looking back on the defeat to Celtic, and we’ll worry about playing them as well.
“Celtic Park is always a difficult place to go to and Celtic were flying last week.”
One player Adams may look to spearhead County’s attack today is Liam Boyce, who came off the bench to net his first goal for the club in last weekend’s 2-1 defeat against Kilmarnock.
The Northern Irishman missed part of pre-season with a knee injury but Adams feels his summer signing is now getting back to speed. He said: “Liam is getting into fitness now and he played in the Development League game against St Johnstone on Tuesday.
“He’s just getting fit and he’s getting there which is great. He can score goals and he can take the ball in. He gives us a good option in the forward area along with the other attackers.
“He and Jake Jervis can play together, they can play with Melvin de Leeuw or Yoann Arquin, while Graham Carey can play off them. We’ve got a lot of permutations that can be used in the forward areas.”