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Kettlewell hails striker Stewart

Ross County co-manager Stuart Kettlewell hailed Ross Stewart after the striker scored two in the 4-1 Betfred Cup victory over Montrose.

Stewart’s brace helped the Staggies into a comfortable lead, with Josh Mullin and Billy Mckay also netting for County.

Kettlewell thinks that Stewart’s first stemmed from the 23-year-old’s determination to improve in training.

“I felt we scored four really good goals, I think Ross Stewart takes his goals exceptionally well,” Kettlewell said.

“I’m delighted for him, it was a little bit that we were doing during the week that was part of what he does in the lead up to the first goal. Wee bits like that, as a coach you like to see.

“He’s trying to improve as a player, and today showed that he’s one that’s brimming with confidence at the minute – and long may that continue.”

Stewart was substituted in the second half after taking a heavy challenge, but Kettlewell expects him to be fine.

The County co-manager did not have a bad replacement in the form of Billy Mckay though.

“It was nice to see him come on and get a goal,” Kettlwell added.

“He will have been desperate to get on the scoresheet, these goalscorers are, and he took his goal really well.”