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Ross County manager Malky Mackay has revealed he is targeting ‘1 or 2 more’ fresh faces but admits it’s tough dealing with ‘probably the smallest budget’ in the Scottish top flight.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Mackay was quizzed on new arrivals saying:

“Probably we’ll be looking for one or two more. We’ve lost seven players this year again and to replace that is always a tough task but at the same time I’ve had great backing from my chairman Roy MacGregor and chief executive Steven Ferguson. We talk every day the three of us…recruitment has been active on it all the way through.”

“We’re delighted to get the players in that we have, its not as easy in the North of Scotland, but it’s one of those ones once you get them up here and they realise how good a football club it is, how warm and welcoming it is, how good the training facilities are and actually just the surroundings to live up here. You’re also going into a Premier League club that’s been in the division for 10 or 11 years so we’re punching above our weight and we’ve got to keep doing that.”

On his ambitions for the new season the Staggies boss admitted survival will once again be at the forefront of his mind:

“Every year it’s about staying in this division, we’re a very small town and we’ve probably got the smallest budget in the league and we’ve got to punch above our weight to stay in this league. The club have over a number of years and did again this year when one of the big city clubs went down.”

Ross County get their campaign underway away to defending champions Celtic on Saturday August 5th at 12:30pm.