The Staggies are in a bottom six fight- but playing Celtic and Rangers away from home consecutively won’t be a hinderance for Ross County according to Marcus Fraser.
It’s a big test for the defender and his teammates. A trip to Parkhead this afternoon will quickly be followed up by an away match with Rangers midweek.
Following a 0-0 draw with Hearts on Wednesday, County are four points clear of the relegation zone. A couple of points in the next few weeks certainly prevents them from having to carefully glance over their shoulder.
Against Celtic and Rangers though, Fraser knows his side are big underdogs. That being said, that shouldn’t dent their belief ahead of a challenging week for the Staggies.
“The managers have told us that if we put that much work into a game, we can win any game,” said the County defender. “We are obviously playing the two best teams in the league, but we need to use that as a motivation.
“Although our results against them haven’t been so good against them, we need to try and correct that. The work will start for our gameplan going into these games.
“We are going to Celtic Park and Ibrox back to back which doesn’t often happen. These are challenges we just need to stand up to. If we want to push up the league, we need to put in performances against these top teams.
“If we get something from these games, all of a sudden you’re picking up points people didn’t expect you to and you’re looking at the table even more positively.
“If we can get something it’s massive.”