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Ross County match-winner Josh Sims believes Rangers victory proves Staggies can attack any team in Scottish Premiership

By Andrew Henderson

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Josh Sims believes the manner of Ross County’s historic victory over Rangers on Sunday was the most impressive part of the game – and says it shows the club can go after any side in the Scottish Premiership.

Sims scored what would turn out to be the Staggies’ winner, netting after Simon Murray and George Harmon had turned the game on its head in a phenomenal 20-minute spell for Don Cowie’s men.

Ross County's Josh Sims celebrates after scoring his goal against Rangers. Picture: Ken Macpherson
Ross County's Josh Sims celebrates after scoring his goal against Rangers. Picture: Ken Macpherson

A late penalty, converted by James Tavernier, made it a tense finish in Dingwall, but County held on for all three points.

While joyous fans were celebrating what would have been considered an unlikely win going into the weekend, there was also a sense that County were good value for the result after missing multiple guilt-edged chances to score even more goals against the title contenders.

That was what Sims took away from the game, confidence that if his team can take the game to a side like Rangers, nobody is safe from the Staggies’ stampede.

“It is a massive win against a team like Rangers,” he enthused.

“To beat them here is really big, but not only that, it is a massive three points for us in the season.

“Nobody expected us to take anything from the game and to take three points was massive. Other teams will be looking at this result and they will be gutted that we took the three points.

“In the changing room, we believed we could do it, especially in that first half. We had some big chances and to go in 1-0 down at half time we were gutted.

“We came out in the second half and took the game to them. It was brilliant.

“We moved one point behind St Johnstone but it was the manner of the way we did it.

“We took the game to Rangers. They are a brilliant team, so if we can do it against Rangers we can do it against anybody in this league – and we have to take that belief into the remaining games.”

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