Ross County striker Oli Shaw has disclosed that the team, despite being bottom of the league, were full of belief heading into the midweek game against Hibernian.

That belief paid off, as Shaw scored in a 2-0 win which lifted the Staggies off the bottom of the Scottish Premiership table. Shaw has revealed that the team were confident thanks to recently appointed manager John Hughes. Hughes has instilled confidence in the side according to Shaw.

“Manager installed that”

“To get a big win here (at Easter Road) is good going into the weekend. The boys were full of confidence going into the game (against Hibernian), even though we were down at the bottom. The new manager installed that in us, we’ve got that belief and togetherness” Shaw revealed.

Hibernian v Ross County - Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership

Ross County’s Oli Shaw has scored six goals this season (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)

County have a chance to continue their revival when they take on St Johnstone in Dingwall this afternoon. A win over the Perth side would move Ross County ahead of them in the league table.

 

Six goals this season

Shaw’s goal against his former side was his sixth of the season. A good record for a team that has been struggling. He had to play as a lone striker at Easter Road, a role that he was comfortable with.

Hibernian v Ross County - Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership

Ross County manager John Hughes led his team to an impressive win over Hibernian (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“It was all about playing on the shoulder, putting the shift in for the team. I felt I done that, and I was happy with my goal” he said.

Shaw will presumably keep his place in the starting line-up to face St Johnstone. If he plays with the same belief that Hughes has installed in the side then he could add to his goal tally for the season.

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