Striker is realistic over plight Ross County find themselves in Premiership
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Jordan White accepts Ross County must be realistic about their current position in the Scottish Premiership table before they can start to look higher up.
The Staggies sit second bottom in the standings, a far cry from the hope both pre-season and among January recruits of a push for the top six.
Ending the season there would mean a second successive relegation play-off, and while White would love nothing more than to be talking about an exciting climax to the 2023/24 campaign he admits they have to think about Premiership survival first and foremost.
“We always want to be positive and look up, but you’ve got to realise where you are as well,” he said.
“There’s no point in us looking up if we can’t get out of where we are right now.
“That’s the reality of it – we’ve got to be better, and we’ve got to start picking up points.
“It’s not going for us right now, but we’re not going to throw in the towel either.
“It’s not falling for us, but we’ve got to do more. I’m certainly not one to shy away from taking responsibility for that and I’ll work harder.
“I’ve done that all through my career.”
White is used to taking his share of flak when goals are not hitting the back of the net, but he is determined to do what he can to turn County’s fortunes around.
“You can be rubbish for 90 minutes, then score, and you’re brilliant,” he added.
“You can be brilliant for 90 minutes, but if you don’t score, you’re terrible.
“We’re in a rut just now, and we need to get out of it. That’s down to us.
“You don’t want to be in (last season’s) position again.
“Last season we had the euphoria of staying up, but it’s not somewhere you want to be and nobody is happy being there.
“We’ve got to do something about it. We, as players on the pitch, have to do something about it.
“Collectively, as a group, it has got to be better, and hopefully we can turn a corner sooner rather than later.”