Ross County attackers Liam Boyce and Craig Curran have signed two-year contract extensions.
The pair have formed a strong partnership up front for the Staggies, with Boyce the club’s leading-scorer with eight goals, while Curran has netted five times in 15 appearances since joining from Nuneaton Town in January.
Both have been instrumental in County’s impressive recent run of eight wins from nine matches.
Teenaged attacker Kyle Macleod, who has yet to feature for the first team, has also signed a two-year contract and the trio could soon be joined by on-loan Michael Gardyne who will be given a free transfer by Dundee United at the end of the season after being told his contract will not be renewed.
The contract news is a timely lift for manager Jim McIntyre, with the Staggies aiming to move nine points clear of second-bottom Well with a victory tomorrow.
McIntyre said: “I am pleased, it’s very good for the club and the players. Liam and Craig have been in great form, while Kyle is a local lad who has shown a lot of promise coming through our youth system. The squad is healthy just now.
“Tomorrow is a massive match for both clubs. It’s an opportunity for us to put ourselves in a really strong position.
“It’s so important we concentrate on what’s in front of us. It would have been great to go down to Motherwell with the cushion of another three points from the game against Partick but we lost. But we’re still in a great position.
“If we had been offered this position 10 games ago, everybody would have jumped at the chance.
“We’ve got to match a team which is going to be fiercely committed and trying to win the game in front of their home supporters.
“But we’ve proven this season we’re good enough to get results away from home. We got a point against Motherwell last time down there as well.
“It’s about what we produce on the day, and I’m confident in the group we’ve got. There’s a determination to get a positive result.”
McIntyre also welcomes back Australian midfielder Jackson Irvine, who missed last week’s defeat against Thistle through suspension.