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Watson: Home form is key for Ross County

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Keith Watson is looking for Ross County’s home record to help them over the line in their Scottish Premiership opener against Hamilton tomorrow.

Last season the Staggies lost just one match out of 24 in all competitions at the Global Energy Stadium.

That helped them to a trophy double, lifting the Scottish Championship and the Irn-Bru Cup.

Watson played in the vast majority of these, and the 29-year-old wants to see County replicate that Dingwall form this season, starting with Accies.

Hamilton will start the season as one of the favourites for relegation, but even though the Staggies are coming into the match on good form Watson is not taking anything for granted.

“Any game is a hard game in this league,” Watson insisted.

“The fact that we’ve got them at home – our home record has been really good over the past season.

“We fancy our chances against anybody up here, it’s one that we’re looking forward to and are hopeful of coming away with three points.

“But we need to be at it, we need to show what we’ve been doing last season and in the Betfred Cup games if we want to come away with the win.”

Momentum is with County after they won all four Betfred Cup group games, and Watson believes that winning mentality will be crucial to their chances of success.

“It’s massive, winning games is probably the hardest thing you do,” he added.

“We got into a habit of doing it last season, even when we weren’t playing that great, we still managed to pick up wins. That’s the difference, that’s why we won the league.

“It’s going to be a very difficult league this season, every game is going to be tough, and we just want to win as many games as possible and pick up as many points as possible and see where we end up.”

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