Ross County striker Oli Shaw has hailed the impact that manager John Hughes has had at the club. The former Celtic defender was only appointed at the Dingwall club last month.

However, an upturn in results has helped moved them off the bottom of the Premiership. Two results in particular have been impressive.

Emphatic victory

A 2-0 win at Easter Road against Hibernian, and a 4-1 win over Aberdeen in County’s most recent league game. Shaw helped himself to two goals in that game. Following the match, Shaw paid tribute to Hughes, and how he has helped the players at the club.

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Ross County manager John Hughes (Photo by Paul Devlin/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“He’s been a breath of fresh air since he came in. All the boys have taken his ideas on board. He gives us game plans and I feel like we’re implementing them” he said.

Shaw also disclosed that the County players have been feeling confident even if they haven’t always got good results since Hughes came into the club.

 

“Been in good spirits”

“The boys have been in good spirits since the manager came in. Obviously results haven’t been that great, but since the manager came in they’ve picked up. Scoring four goals and getting a big win like that (against Aberdeen) is obviously going to give you massive confidence”.

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Ross County’s Oli Shaw scores his second goal against Aberdeen (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Shaw also revealed that after scoring his eighth goal of the season, he is close to achieving a personal target.

“I’ve got eight now for the season. I’m looking to build on that. My goal coming into the season was getting into double figures, so I’m two off that, and hopefully I can take it further.”

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