Ross County must learn how to battle from Premiership rivals
Liam Fontaine has warned that Ross County have to be prepared to battle their way through the second half of the Premiership season.
A run of two wins since the end of September has seen the Staggies drawn closer to the relegation places in the table, with just three points now separating them in eighth and the play-off spot.
County have won five games so far in the top flight, but three of those have come against teams higher in the table – Motherwell, Hibernian and Kilmarnock.
So it is in games against the relegation candidates that Fontaine thinks they need to up their game, and the defender reckons they must be ready to scrap for points.
“I think when we play against the better teams we’re a good footballing team as well, so it is more of a football game,” Fontaine said.
“We’re probably more comfortable with that, but it’s the games at the other end of the table that are the more important ones. That’s just a plain and simple fact.
“We need to learn from the results against a couple of those teams of how to win those games, and how we give ourselves a better chance of staying in those games and win them."
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