Ross County midfielder Rocco Quinn reckons the survival job is far from done – even if the Staggies triumph in today’s crucial Premiership game against Motherwell at Fir Park.
County are in a far more favourable position than today’s opponents, sitting six points ahead of the Steelmen, who currently occupy the relegation play-off position.
A victory would move the Staggies nine points clear with just three games left, all but securing the Dingwall side’s top-flight status for a fourth consecutive season.
However, Quinn says his side will continue to feel the pressure until finishing second bottom is mathematically impossible.
The 28-year-old said: “I wouldn’t go as far as saying we’d be safe if we won but it would go a long way to helping us stay in the league.
“It’s a massive game. It’s getting to that stage where they all seem to be cup finals, but particularly this one.
“It’s looking like this is going to be the big one.
“They might feel more pressure. The pressure comes potentially with being at home, and maybe having to win the game.
“But there are about four or five teams down there who are feeling pressure. We’re included in that in every game between now and the end of the season.
“It will probably be the same for both teams.
“We’ve got enough experience in the squad but I think Motherwell do, too. They have a lot of senior players.”
Quinn has been sidelined for six months with a hip injury but made his comeback in last weekend’s 2-1 home defeat against Partick Thistle.
The result brought County’s excellent unbeaten run of eight wins from nine matches to an end.
However, former Celtic, Kilmarnock and Hamilton midfielder Quinn says his side remain in a fine position despite the blip, and he is determined to respond with a good result in Lanarkshire this afternoon.
Quinn added: “With all the hard work, we’ve got ourselves into a decent position.
“We could probably afford last Saturday. We knew it was going to be tough anyway.
“We lost the game, but we’ve not lost any ground. That’s the positive that has to be taken out of the defeat.
“We’re just looking to do the business – get the win and come back up the road.”