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Ross County striker aiming to make double figure goal target a Shaw thing after getting a double against Aberdeen


By Will Clark

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ROSS County striker Oli Shaw hopes he has cemented his place in the starting line-up after finding the net twice against Aberdeen.

Picture - Ken Macpherson, Inverness.
Ross County(4) v Aberdeen(1). 16.01.21.
Ross County's Oli Shaw celebrates his 2nd goal.
Picture - Ken Macpherson, Inverness. Ross County(4) v Aberdeen(1). 16.01.21. Ross County's Oli Shaw celebrates his 2nd goal.

The 22-year-old brought his goal tally up to eight this season in the sensational 4–1 victory against the Dons.

Shaw didn’t find himself as a first-team regular under previous manager Stuart Kettlewell.

But under new manager John Hughes, he has been given the responsibility of playing up front.

After an excellent performance against Aberdeen on Saturday, Shaw is looking to continue being prolific in front of goal for the Staggies.

“For me, its all about goals,” he said.

“I now have eight for the season and I am looking to build on that.

“I had a goal at the start of the season to get into double figures, I am now two off that and hopefully I can get them.”

The win has moved Ross County out of the relegation zone into 10th place, one point ahead of Motherwell in 11th and Hamilton Academical in 12th, albeit played more matches.

However, Shaw says beating teams like Aberdeen and Hibernian in recent weeks shows Ross County have what it takes to remain in the Premiership next season and beat the drop.

“The boys have been in good spirits since the new manager came in.

“Obviously the results have not been that great, but things have picked up.

“The confidence is high and scoring four goals and picking up a big win like that always improves confidence.”

Shaw also praised the impact of new manager John Hughes since he came in and replaced Stuart Kettlewell last month.

He says his passion for the job is having an impact on the squad and hopes that it can continue making a positive impact as they look to pick up more points later in the campaign.

“His affection is rubbing off on all the boys and the staff as well.

“He has been a breath of fresh air since he has come in.

“We have taken his ideas on board and he has given us game plans. I think that was seen against Aberdeen we are taking them on.”


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