Billy Mckay - Ross County squad have strength in depth
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Ross County goal hero Billy Mckay says the depth in strength in the squad is motivating players to stay at the top of their game.
Mckay was named man of the match after scoring in the 1–0 victory over Hamilton Academical 13 minutes from time.
Mckay was one of three forwards who started on Saturday, including Lee Erwin and Ross Stewart.
But with players on the bench such as forward Oli Shaw along with other attacking options in the form of Michael Gardyne and Josh Mullin, Mckay knows players cannot afford to slip up.
“It keeps us on our toes when we look at the bench,” Mckay said.
“The squad here is brilliant – I think we could field two 11s here if I’m honest. The lads who have got the jersey now have been doing great, but we know that any slip-up, and we can lose our place.
“I think that’s what’s driving us on.
“The boys coming off the bench have made an impact on the game.
“It’s great for us as a team and hopefully it can push us on if everyone can contribute this season.”
Despite critics saying they have been surprised by the Staggies’ good start to the campaign, Mckay says the squad always believed they could get off to a flying start.
“Maybe we have surprised some people, but I don’t think we have surprised ourselves,” he said.
“We know the quality we have got in the dressing room.
“We have always had that mentality that everybody is against us. We are going to keep that and keep pushing ourselves in-house to prove a lot of people wrong.”
Kilmarnock head up to Dingwall tomorrow after an impressive 1–1 draw against Celtic at Rugby Park on Sunday.
Mckay says it is important they make home advantage count, adding: “It’s great to get six points out of six, you can’t ask for any better.
“We’ve got two home games now, so we will be looking to take some points from those games as well. It’s a massive opportunity for us. Home form was good for us last season, so it’s something we want to continue.”