Davis Keillor-Dunn backs new management team to guide Ross County to safety

Ross County winger Davis Keillor-Dunn is excited to be working under Stuart Kettlewell and Steven Ferguson again and believes they just need their luck to turn to get off the bottom of the Ladbrokes Premiership.

Keillor-Dunn was a key part of Kettlewell’s under-20s squad last season as County won the Development League but the management duo have been drafted in to fight a battle at the other end of the top flight after replacing Owen Coyle.

Coyle quit last week with County three points adrift but, ahead of their first game in charge at Kilmarnock, Keillor-Dunn feels Kettlewell and academy director Ferguson can lead them out of trouble.

“Obviously we were all shocked,” the 20-year-old said. “Owen was really good with me and gave me a new contract but I believe Ketts and Fergo are more than capable of doing this job.

“I think it’s come at the right time for them. I know working with them last season what capabilities they have got.

“So I am really excited and I think all the boys are really excited to see what we can do in the last 10 games.”

Coyle departed after a run of one win in 16 games and Keillor-Dunn claims their poor form has had them stumped.

“That’s the question we are asking ourselves because we feel we have more than enough in the dressing room and in training and games we are doing enough,” he said.

“I think we have been so unlucky. Sometimes in football things can go against you, which we feel has happened, but you have to get on with it and keep going and keep believing in yourselves.

“We have plans for the rest of the season and I think it’s going to be OK.

“When we play football we are a really really good side, no-one will doubt that, but if football is not going your way you just need to keep believing in yourself and keep putting performances together like we did at Dens Park, and it will all work out.”