Having narrowly missed out on the top six, Motherwell make the long trip to Dingwall in their first post-split fixture of the 2017/18 campaign.
And following the historic Scottish Cup semi final victory over Aberdeen, the Steelmen have the chance to confirm their top-flight status on Saturday.
Victory would rule ‘Well out of any relegation or play-off scrap, whilst a win for hosts Ross County would give the Northerners a lifeline in their fight for survival.
It makes for an intriguing Premiership encounter in the Highlands.
But there is more to the clash than just survival for the players in claret and amber.
Manager Stephen Robinson knows the importance of a good run of form at the end of the campaign, with the Scottish Cup final just around the corner.
And the Northern Irishman has been impressed with his players reactions this week in training as they prepare for the challenge of the Staggies.
“We’ve trained well and the boys look really sharp,” the Northern Irishman said. “Everyone is fighting for places now so the intensity hasn’t dropped at all.
[pullquote]Sometimes you can get complacent, but that certainly hasn’t happened this week.[/pullquote]
He added: “First and foremost we need the points to guarantee our safety. By no means will we be throwing any towel in and waiting just for the cup final, you can’t do that.
“Players need to play football. It’s all well and good resting people and trying to save them, but we want to win the next five games and go in to the final in really good form.”
Andy Rose echoes the sentiments of his manager.
With 11th placed Ross County up next on, the midfielder is prepared to face a determined side at the Global Energy Stadium.
But the Steelmen are equally determined, revealed the 28-year-old, with competition for places in the starting eleven rife, despite injuries.
“We’ve got a lot more to achieve this season,” he said. “At the moment, that’s getting three points this weekend.
[pullquote]We’ve shown against the top sides that we can compete and win. For us to take our game to the next level, we need to show consistency.[/pullquote]
“We’re a relatively new group with a lot of new faces this season. I think a part of growing and maturing together is consistency.
“For us to take our game to the next level, we need to show that consistency and turn in performances like Saturday’s on a weekly basis.
“That’s all part of growing as a tea,” ‘Well’s number 15 added. “Those performances breed confidence, and now we need to be focused on the next league games to finish as high up the table as we can.”
Tickets are available on the gate at Global Energy Stadium.
Kick off on Saturday is at 3.00pm.
Admission prices are as follows:
|OVER 65 AND STUDENTS||£14|
If you can’t make it along, you can follow the match on Twitter @MotherwellFC. Live audio commentary will be available on mixlr.com/motherwellfc
You can see the match highlights on MFC TV’s YouTube channel, as well as full reaction and a match report right here on the official website.