Ross County forward Yoann Arquin insists he and his team-mates are not feeling the pressure of propping up the Premiership table.
County have won just once this season and are looking to add to their tally of five points when Aberdeen visit Victoria Park this evening.
However, with two full rounds of fixtures still to play, County have plenty of time to turn things around and Arquin does not feel strained by his side’s position.
Instead, the Martinique international forward, who grew up in France, was keen to reflect on the positives gained from his side’s 2-2 draw against St Mirren.
Arquin said: “We don’t feel any pressure or tension given where we are in the league. Everyone is relaxed, we all just want to work, score and defend for each other.
“All the players have confidence, and we are training hard.
“In our last match against St Mirren we got a good draw away from home.
“We could have had more, but we have to take the positives of getting a point and we also did not lose the game.
We did well as a team, so now we need to be ready for the next game against Aberdeen.”
County are looking for a better showing than the last time they faced the Dons, with Jim McIntyre’s side defeated 3-0 at Pittodrie in September.
Arquin started that match, and from that experience the 26-year-old is fully aware of the threat Derek McInnes’ side poses.
However, Arquin is determined to make home advantage count on this occasion.
He added: “It was a tough game against Aberdeen last time we played them.
“However we are at home this time, so we need to be looking to win the game.
“We will win, draw or lose as a team.
“Aberdeen are a good Scottish Premiership team.
“We just need to play our own game and we will be able to say afterwards just how good Aberdeen are.”
Arquin is in his second season with the Staggies, having joined from Notts County midway through last term.
Although he has only scored once in 12 appearances he has been given a sustained run of games up front under McIntyre having previously been deployed out wide by previous manager Derek Adams.
Arquin previously played for Nancy, Nantes and PSG’s B squads, prior to spells in England with Hereford and Notts County.
The attacker believes he has adjusted well to Scottish football, and is enjoying the run of games in his favoured position.
He added: “My preferred position is as a forward, but if need be I can help out the team by playing on the left or the right as well.
“I’m enjoying playing for the club right now. I just want to play, and I want to score as well. I would love to score to help us win against Aberdeen.
“For me, the football is not too different to how it is in France.
“In France the football is very tactical, but I find the Scottish Premiership to be much the same.”
Arquin is not the only native Frenchman in the County squad, with teenage full back Rosario Latouchent having been added to the County squad in the summer.
Although Latouchent has yet to play for the Staggies at first-team level, Arquinhas been impressed with what he has seen from the youngster.
Arquin said: “He’s only 18, but he’s a clever player. I think he’s a very good player for his age and has real talent.”