Ross County attacker Craig Curran reckons last week’s win against Motherwell has injected fresh life into his side’s push for Scottish Premiership survival.
County’s 3-2 victory moved the bottom-placed Staggies within three points of Well and St Mirren, and Jim McIntyre’s men will move level if both sides lose and the Dingwall outfit defeat Partick Thistle at Firhill today.
County had a tough run of fixtures in January, facing consecutive games against the league’s current top three, losing 1-0 to champions Celtic, drawing 1-1 in the Highland derby against Caley Thistle, prior to a 4-0 defeat by Aberdeen.
Curran, who joined from Nuneaton Town last month, believes the Staggies have already faced their harshest challenges and is aiming to help his side record back-to-back victories for the first time this season against the Jags.
Curran said: “We’ve now played Celtic, Aberdeen and Inverness – all in the top three. I notice the difference in quality between Celtic, Aberdeen and the rest of the league.
“I’ve not played everyone but from what I have, those two are the standout teams. We’ve played them now and I don’t think we come across them again.
“It’s been a tough run-in but looking back on the games I don’t think anyone would have blinked if we’d got more out of them.
“It was good to finally get the win, especially at home, which is a boost for the supporters. We’ll be looking to go away and put another three points on the board.
“We go into every game believing we can take points off whoever we’re playing. The day we lose that belief we’re already defeated. We go into every game thinking we can win it.
“It was good to get our rewards out of last week’s match which we thoroughly deserved. We were really good on the day and showed how much we were willing to dig in and stick together.”
Curran was one of six signings McIntyre made during last month’s transfer window and, in addition to finding his own feet, the Englishman says the team is bonding well.
The 25-year-old added: “I’m four or five games in now, so I’m starting to get up to where I want to be. It’s similar to back in England and there’s some good players and teams here.
“Things take time and there’s been a lot of new faces. We need games to get up to our own fitness standards – football fitness is different to just running. The extra additions that have come in are great ones and everything is starting to gel.
“We’re still going to be working hard on the training field so we can keep improving. Hopefully, we can keep putting some points on the board.”