He may have scored a big goal in the Premiership title race that’s being won at a canter – but Jordan White says his full focus is on keeping Ross County in the league.
The striker scored his second goal since arriving from Motherwell last month to hand John Hughes’ side a memorable 1-0 win over Celtic. His family are full of Rangers fans and his goal means the Premiership crown is just a few games away for the Ibrox side.
But White isn’t focusing on that, with County currently in 10th and fighting for survival at the other end of the table: “I’ve got a lot of happy people in my family! I grew up that way, and it is what it is. I’ve got a job to do here. That’s my main focus.
“First and foremost it’s a massive three points, which gets us off the bottom of the table. I don’t think anyone gave us a chance going into the game. To get the win is really good. The gaffer told us every game is going to be a cup final. We have set the benchmark for the last nine games.
“We have got this victory and now we’ve got to go and back that up. It’s no good just beating Celtic and then not doing it anywhere else. We will enjoy it but we’ve still got a long way to go. It’s the old cliche of taking one game at a time but that’s the way it is. We are not out of the water yet but this gives us a really good platform.
“I wasn’t here the first time we beat Celtic but we have beaten them twice this season. We’ve got to take a lot of heart from that. Yes, they might not be firing on all cylinders but they are still Celtic and they are still a good team.”
It’s another positive for White. After his spell at Motherwell ended after just six months and without a goal to his name, he was eager to prove that when given the opportunity, he could find the net.
He feels his luck is changing in Dingwall as he hopes Ross County can get themselves secure in Scotland’s top flight: “Since I have come here, I’ve felt every game I’m going to get a chance. It might only be one but I just need to make sure I hit the target and give myself the best opportunity of scoring.
“We beat Hamilton, who went four points behind us, but they went on a good run and we found ourselves bottom of the league. It’s not somewhere we want to be, so to get straight back off there is pleasing. We’ve got a game in hand on Kilmarnock as well. I’m delighted to score but I’ll try and keep my feet on the ground.”
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