Ross County manager Jim McIntyre wants last weekend’s victory against Hamilton Accies to be the springboard for another excellent run of form as they prepare to take on Partick Thistle today.
The Staggies had been on a poor sequence of five losses from six league games prior to their 3-1 victory against Accies, which came thanks to second-half goals from Craig Curran, Stewart Murdoch and Liam Boyce.
Last season County defied the odds to secure Premiership survival by producing a fantastic run of eight wins from nine games.
While McIntyre acknowledges such form would be hard to replicate, the Staggies manager has challenged his side to put more good results together.
He said: “That was an exceptional run last season. The type of run we had last year is normally what the champions put together.
“It’s possible to do it again but it would be very difficult with the league this season being as tight as it is. But it is not impossible. We’re all looking to get that wee bit of consistency.
“We had that earlier in the season, so we’ve proved we’re a team capable of doing that. But we’ve got to do the right things and make sure we defend properly because we know we’ll create chances.
“It’s important, as a team, we make sure we’re keeping the back door shut as well.”
Today’s opponents will provide a stern test for the Staggies, with Thistle coming into the game on the back of three straight victories.
Despite County recording a 3-1 triumph on their last visit to Firhill in February, McIntyre expects a tricky encounter against a side brimming with confidence.
He added: “We know how difficult it will be with Thistle being one of the form teams in the league. Confidence is high and they’re getting very good results, while showing consistency as well.
“They’ve shown they’ve got quality and goals in their side. There’s character being shown as well, from the way they bounced back from their start to the season.
“We had a positive result there last season but we know we’re going to have to be at our best.”