Motherwell and Ross County face for the second time this season in the Scottish Premiership at the weekend.
Here are the storylines going into Saturday’s match.
The return of Jermaine Hylton
Having started the season at Fir Park, the forward swapped ML1 for Dingwall at the start of October.
Part of the squad which roared to third spot in the Premiership in the 2019/20 campaign, Hylton contributed four goals in 41 appearances for the Steelmen.
With first team opportunities limited in 2020/21, the 28-year-old took the chance to head north in search of action and to add to the Staggies’ forward options.
The back and forth of results
Neither side has been able to settle on a consistent run of results in the games between the two in recent years.
Since Motherwell won on the five on the bounce across 2013 and 2014, neither team has won more than two consecutively against the other.
Ross County were winners last time out in Dingwall, with Motherwell winning the previous time at Fir Park.
The scramble up the table
With both sides harbouring ambitions of a top six finish, there’s three valuable points on offer on Saturday.
Ross County currently sit four points ahead of Motherwell in seventh spot, albeit having played two matches more.
A win for Stuart Kettlewell’s side could lift them to fifth in the Premiership, while Motherwell could jump to eighth.
A chance to get some playing action
Motherwell’s last competitive game came on 27 September at home to Rangers, meaning almost a month has passed.
With games against Kilmarnock and St Mirren cancelled due to Covid-19 issues with our opponents, there has been significant time spent in cold storage for Stephen Robinson’s men.
In the same time period, County have played four matches – losing away to Rangers, drawing with Montrose, beating Arbroath and drawing at home to Hibernian.