Ross County defender Keith Watson insists the pressure remains on Dundee United to keep pace with them at the top of the table.
United have closed the gap on County to just two points with a run of three Championship victories in a week, albeit the Staggies still have two games in hand.
Watson is aware of the impressive turnaround from his former club, who could have fallen 14 points adrift had they lost to the Highlanders in their league encounter at Tannadice but Robbie Neilson’s men edged a 1-0 win to keep their title bid alive.
Watson knows his side face stiff competition in their pursuit of the title but he insists United have less room for slip-ups.
Watson said: “We’re in the driving seat at the moment and I would much rather be in our position.
“We will just let them say what they want and we will get on with it. We only concentrate on ourselves.
“The only way we can shut them up and keep them quiet is by winning games. That’s what we will look to do.
“We’re obviously ahead of them in the league at the minute and they’re the ones who have to catch us. I’d say the pressure is probably on them more to keep up with us.
“We’ve got big games coming up. Alloa away on Saturday is a difficult game but one the boys will be looking forward to.
“It’s a good chance to get back to winning ways in the league.”
Having claimed one piece of silverware in Saturday’s Irn-Bru Cup triumph against Connah’s Quay Nomads at Caledonian Stadium, Watson is all the hungrier to add another trophy.
He said: “It is great for spirit and bonding. Players can go entire careers without lifting trophies and we, as a team and group of players, have done it together.
“We enjoyed it that much we want to go and do it again.
“Signing last year, I never really thought I’d have lifted one trophy and potentially have the chance to win another one.
“The boys here all get on really well and fight for each other on the pitch, and have a great laugh off it as well.
“Now all our focus is on the last eight league games and they’re going to all be massive. It’s eight cup finals, really – that’s the way we look at it.”