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County kid no miracle worker says boss Mac.

Byline: ALAN MARSHALL

JIM McINTYRE is warning against expecting miracles from Davis Keillor-Dunn every week after the teenager's dazzling home debut for Ross County.

Partick Thistle were caught by surprise two weeks ago as the young winger wowed Dingwall fans in his first competitive start and won Man of the Match.

McIntyre believes his youth academy product can go right to the top in the game but also sounded a note of caution ahead of Hibs' visit tomorrow. The County boss knows that after all the hype and plaudits the hard bit comes next.

Keillor-Dunn kept his place for the 4-0 defeat by Celtic on Saturday and while likely to start against Hibs, McIntyre said: "With any kid coming in and getting Man of the Match in their first game, it's easy to think it will be the same every week.

"We need to show a bit of patience with a young lad and that will be the case here. It won't be that type of performance every week. There will be ups and downs and the opposition will be more aware of him.

"That's the challenge for Davis and it's one he'll relish - he's not a shy kid. He believes in his ability and so do we."

County are looking for a better reward for some positive performances and a glut of goalscoring chances and McIntyre's focus this week has been encouraging his forwards to snap up their chances.

He said: "Every team has areas you can exploit and Hibs are no different. It's up to us to get our flair players on the ball. We've done that but haven't put enough of the chances we've created away.

"That's what we've been working on in training this week, being more ruthless when the chances present themselves."

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Date:Sep 22, 2017
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