Ross County: Derek Adams backs current squad to recover

Derek Adams (right)

Derek Adams says Ross County have the budget to add to his squad but has backed his present players to end their poor start to the season on Saturday.

In the immediate aftermath of their , the County manager had warned that underperforming players could leave the Dingwall club.

But Adams believes they will prove their worth against St Mirren.

"We are continually looking to add to the squad, but we've a very good squad here," he told BBC Scotland.

"The squad we've got here just now, I think will do well on Saturday.

"We've got St Mirren this week, Stranraer then Hibernian before the international break, three good games for us that we will be looking to win."

Three straight defeats mean County sit second bottom of the Scottish Premiership, with only Hearts below them after the Edinburgh side started the season with a 15-point penalty for going into administration.

Adams retains faith in his summer signings and said: "I think they will be very good players for us.

"It just takes a bit of time for any new player to settle in.

"The players that have been here last season haven't played well, but they will and I'm sure Saturday will be the game.

"Over the years, we've had to take it new squads every season. We've been very successful in doing that."

Adams insisted he was not targeting one specific area of the team to strengthen.

"We've still got scope to take in extra players and we've known that for a wee while," he added.

"If we are able to take a better player in than we've got here, we'll do that.

"We've spoken to a few people and we'll continue to do that.

"It is just about getting the right kind of person here."