Ross County manager Jim McIntyre believes moving off the bottom of the Scottish Premiership is massive for his club.
The Staggies, who have been bottom since the second weekend of the season, moved a point clear of St Mirren thanks to a 2-2 draw away to fellow strugglers Motherwell on Saturday.
McIntyre knows the improvement in the league position, however small, could prove significant at Victoria Park.
He said: “We’re off the bottom of the table and, psychologically, that’s important for the players but it is only one result and we have to go on and build on it.
“No one likes being bottom and the league table hasn’t made for nice viewing for a long time but we should take confidence from our recent performances. We’ve given ourselves a platform to build from and we have to take it.”
Tony Dingwall capped a fine individual display for County with both goals in Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Fir Park.
The Staggies left it late with the equaliser coming with the last kick of the ball in the third minute of stoppage time but McIntyre insists his players were well worth their point against the Steelmen, who are two points ahead of his club.
He said: “Dingwall has got a great chance in the game. He is someone, as soon as we arrived, we had high hopes for.
“We’ve been encouraging him to make more runs to the back post and he was rewarded with the first goal before scoring a great second thanks to Michael Gardyne’s lay-off.
“He is enjoying his run in the team and he has got goals in him as he showed. Hopefully, there are many more to come.
“Motherwell will be feeling sore but the draw was no more than we deserved. We created enough chances and had so much of the play that we deserved to win the match.
“We were the better side and it’s not the first time I’ve found myself saying that recently. However, we’ve got to convert those chances into goals.
“We’ve got to improve our ability to put the ball in the back of the net.”