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Ross County win would pile pressure on United


By Andrew Henderson


Ross County winger Daniel Armstrong says a win tonight against would put all the pressure on Dundee United in the coming weeks.

The Staggies can move eight points clear at the top of the league with one game in hand over United should they come away with three points in Dingwall.

Even though County have suffered two defeats to the Tangerines this season, Armstrong says confidence is high in the group after Tuesday evening's win over Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

Ross County's Daniel Armstrong sets up the first goal in Tuesday night's Highland derby with this pass forward to Jamie Lindsay, before later setting up Josh Mullin. Picture: Ken Macpherson
Ross County's Daniel Armstrong sets up the first goal in Tuesday night's Highland derby with this pass forward to Jamie Lindsay, before later setting up Josh Mullin. Picture: Ken Macpherson

"It's obviously massive," Armstrong said.

"If we win this then the pressure is all on them from here.

"I think we can make it possible to actually win the league in a few games, so it's massive that we take care of Friday and it would be nice to beat them as well after the defeat the other week.

"The boys are confident, they're brilliant in training and they were brilliant the other night, so we're all ready for it.

"We'll plan for it, and go out as we would for any other game.

"It's obviously a bit more of an incentive that we can put them further behind, but the boys will just be looking to get three points as normal."

The Highland derby earlier this week was Armstrong's first league start for the Staggies.

He has had to be patient since making the move from Raith Rovers, with Michael Gardyne and Josh Mullin ahead of him in the pecking order.

But Armstrong has no regrets about joining County, and is excited at the potential success still to come before the end of the season.

"When I heard about the move in January, I thought I have to take this chance," he recalled.

"I was at Raith, where I was the main winger. Then I came here, I stepped up to where the players are just as good.

"You need to wait for your chance, but you admire them when they're doing brilliantly and you learn from them as well.

"They've been on fire, so it was hard to get into the team. I understood that, so I just kept plugging away, waiting for my chance and got the start on Tuesday.

"Competition is healthy, you need it.

"If you don't have it then you could slack off, but everybody is always on it.

"Everybody knows that there are good players behind them, and there are good players in front of them.

"You just need to keep doing what you're doing, playing well and training well, and you need to wait for your chance."



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