I truly believe all three points collected against Ross County on Saturday could turn out to be our biggest of the season.
Had we suffered defeat against the Staggies, then our future in the Scottish Premiership may not have been as secure as we all believed it was only a month or so ago.
However, the players rallied and came out the starting blocks fast to secure victory within the first half hour with two excellent goals from Sam Stanton and Tom Taiwo. The win also brought a halt to our four-game losing streak and moved us to within a point of the top-six. Scoring in two consecutive matches won’t have done Sam Stanton’s confidence any harm as there is no better feeling than hitting the back of the net for a forward-thinking player.
The disappointment of losing to Raith Rovers last weekend will continue to linger for some time, but the players have responded in the correct manner and I just hope we can go on a little run ourselves. One or two of the younger players are really beginning to make an impression on the first team and if we can continue to promote from within, a continuity will develop in and around the dressing-room.
It is no secret the manager will want to bring in his own players over the summer break and move the club forward both on and off the park – something we as supporters can all look forward to.
The turnover of players over the last few months will have enabled Terry Butcher to have a good look at what he has at his disposal. It will be interesting to see who he brings into the team in the coming weeks and, furthermore, who he sees fit to carry the club forward. However, for the moment, back-to-back victories must be his priority, with the visit to Kilmarnock this weekend another winnable fixture.
Should we pick up all three points, I feel we can start to focus on the teams ahead of us as opposed to looking back over our shoulders. However, I have been involved in the game long enough to know that things can change for the worse in a matter of weeks. Therefore, we must approach each game with a degree of caution.