Ross County go in search of a hat-trick of victories for the first time this season tomorrow but manager Jim McIntyre insists if they beat Dundee he will still not be ready to label his team consistent.
The Staggies moved off the bottom of the Scottish Premiership with a 3-1 win at Partick Thistle last weekend and McIntyre hopes to see the resurgence continue when Dundee visit Victoria Park.
McIntyre said: “People talk about consistency. Consistency is a run of seven or eight games. Two great results gave us a great shot in the arm but it’s back to work. It’s so important we try to get a positive result against Dundee.
“One thing about us, as a staff, is we don’t allow long faces. It’s a new week and you’ve got to get on with it. A couple of wins bring a spring in the step but it is important to remember it is only two games.”
Continuity has been key to County’s back-to-back wins against Motherwell and Partick and McIntyre is pleased to be finally able to field a settled team in games. Finding the right blend has taken time but with successive victories recorded the County manager hopes he now has a platform to build from.
He said: “Any manager is always searching for continuity. I don’t want to make too many changes. When I get good performances and fewer injuries, nine times out of 10 players performing keep the jersey. It has been a long time coming here. In the last two games it has been good to pick the same 11 and, hopefully, than can continue.”
County supporters have deemed tomorrow’s game “Dark Blue Saturday” and with the club’s backing have urged the Staggies support to show their colours in the crucial game against Dundee.
Gary Bisset, one of the organisers of the initiative which debuted at an away match last season, said: “When the chips were down the supporters pulled together in numbers, at a great expense to the club who provided free transport to the game, now it’s our time to show our true colours and repay the football club with a big home support.”