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Ross calling for a Highland Ayr raid in Inverness

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SEUMAS Ross says Highland can rise to the occasion of getting to the top of National One and making it to the Premiership.

Highland v Stirling Wolves..Seamus Ross scores second of Highland's tries...Picture: Gary Anthony. Image No..
Highland v Stirling Wolves..Seamus Ross scores second of Highland's tries...Picture: Gary Anthony. Image No..

The Greens will look to break into the top-three of the division with a victory against Super6 amateur side Ayr at Canal Park on Saturday.

Highland sit in fourth place and only four points behind Biggar who sit at the top with the league leaders facing second place Heriot’s Blues on Saturday.

A win could see Highland move to as high as second place if other results go their way.

But after losses to Watsonians and Heriot’s Blues during October, Ross says it is vital they keep their two-game winning run going.

“Those games that we lost we were unlucky,” he said.

“But we have to push for promotion.

“We are only four points behind the leaders as well.

“The teams in the league are all of a similar standard so if someone slips up we need to be in a position to get into first place.

“We just need to keep winning the games and that will come.”

Inside-centre Ross (22) scored a hat trick in last week’s 38–18 Scottish Cup victory over Stirling.

It came after a 38–20 league victory over Boroughmuir which ended a losing run of two games.

Ross admitted defeats last month hit the squad hard and players were determined to rectify mistakes they had made.

“We have improved our game management by being able to see games out.

“We did video analysis on those defeats.

“We looked at the points that we needed to work on and it is working for us now.”

Highland are without Callum Carson and Jonny Milton through injury with Andrew Findlater, Craig Findlater and Grant Jamieson unavailable.Stuart MacDonald will undergo a fitness test while winger Mike Gordon and forward Liam Quinn are back.

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