Ross County midfielder Russell Duncan trusts his experience of SPL football will prove useful to the Staggies in their debut season in Scotland’s top flight.
The 31-year-old signed a two-year deal with Derek Adams’ men after leaving Inverness Caledonian Thistle last summer.
But he has found first-team opportunities limited, making just six appearances for the First Division champions this season.
Duncan was sent on loan to Division Three side Peterhead recently but he believes his years in the top-flight can prove an asset to younger team-mates.
And ahead of his joint testimonial with Grant Munro against former club, he told STV of his hopes for next term.
He said: “Personally I’m very disappointed that I haven’t played but I can’t complain too much.
“The boys have gone 31 games unbeaten, 20 points ahead in the league. They’ve done great, I’ve just been unfortunate that I’ve not been able to get in the team.
“But hopefully next season with my SPL experience the gaffer might give me a wee chance and I can show him what I can do.
“There are a few boys that have played in the SPL here but not too many games between them.
“The likes of me and Grant have played quite a few years there so hopefully the gaffer can use me and I can help the boys out that haven’t played that many games in the SPL.”
Duncan says he’s looking forward to Sunday’s 45-minute match between current County and Inverness stars.
He said: “I’ve got some great memories obviously two promotions, a Challenge Cup win though there’s the disappointment of relegation but I think the highs outweigh the lows.
“I had a lot of good friends there and I still speak to a few of the boys so I’ve only got good things to say about Caley.”