Higdon targets big win
Striker Michael Higdon hopes Ross County are on the end of the "doing" he believes Motherwell are ready to hand out at Fir Park.
Stuart McCall's side have won only once at home this season - against Inverness in September - and it is a statistic that is becoming an increasingly heavy millstone around the neck of the Lanarkshire club.
Despite their reticence in front of their own supporters the Steelmen are in fifth place in the table, only four points behind leaders Celtic, albeit having played a game more.
Liverpool-born striker Higdon, 29, has been key to that as the second top scorer in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League behind Hibernian's Leigh Griffiths with 10 goals.
Well's next chance to address their home form comes against the Staggies and Higdon wants to set the record straight.
"We haven't been playing so well in terms of results at home but hopefully we can turn it around tomorrow," said the former Falkirk and St Mirren striker, speaking at the pre-match press conference at Fir Park.
"It is a tight pitch and sometimes it is hard to break teams down, as it was against Hearts the other week.
"The first goal is key in every game. If you look at the stats then whoever scores the first goal normally goes on to win the game.
"Once we get the first goal, which is key as I said, and get a few more then I'm sure we will give a team a good doing out there."
After playing against County in the goalless draw in Dingwall at the start of the season, Higdon knows he will come off the park at full-time knowing he has been in a game.
He said: "They showed in the first game of the season that they are difficult to break down.
"They are difficult opponents to play against, they are rough and ready and they give 100 per cent every game.
"They have a lot of big characters in the team, a lot of experience in (Grant) Munro and (Ross) Tokely and players like that.
"I think they enjoy that physical battle more than (having) a little whippet around them.
"Hopefully we can exploit that and get behind them and hurt them that way."
Shaun Hutchinson and Simon Ramsden are back in contention having recovered from respective hamstring and calf injuries.
McCall will soon be ready to welcome back another defender, Steven Saunders, who is ready to play again after recovering from an August operation on his knee, which followed an Achilles injury which ruined last season for the 21-year-old Scotland cap.
The former Bradford boss said: "He was looking to get part of the under-20 game this week but unfortunately it was called off.
"He was out for a large part of last season and to get fit in pre-season and injure himself again, not the same injury but to be out a similar length of time, is heartbreaking for the kid.
"It is about strength of character when you are out that long, after being out so long before and he is mentally strong.
"He had a long road back and the physios are happy with him - and we didn't expect any less - so he has done well.
"Obviously he just needs to get games under his belt."