The Staggies play their first aggressive fixture of the season on Saturday, once they journey to Buckie Thistle in Group C of the League Cup.
County then face Dunfermline, Alloa Athletic and East Fife forward of their league opener in opposition to Hearts at Tynecastle on July 30.
Malky Mackay says locations in his opening Premiership line-up are at stake in Ross County’s Premier Sports activities Cup group marketing campaign.
Mackay – who has made eight signings up to now this summer time – fielded two separate line-ups in County’s 4-1 pleasant victory over Brora Rangers on Wednesday.
Given the competitors at his disposal, Mackay says each participant should take the possibility to catch his eye over the approaching fortnight.
He stated: “Individuals say it’s good to have powerful choices to have. I’ve obtained choices in the meanwhile.
“It’s based mostly on what I see day-after-day and the way I see them play.
“Over the subsequent few weeks, most of them will play on this League Cup.
“After that, we are going to see what form we’re in, by way of who will begin at Tynecastle.”
County had been eradicated from the League Cup earlier than a ball was kicked final time period, after being pressured to forfeit their opening two group matches as a consequence of a Covid outbreak.
The Staggies nonetheless went on to take pleasure in a superb league marketing campaign, ending in sixth place.
Mackay feels the Dingwall outfit are in a far stronger place 12 months down the road.
He added: “We’re in the entire League Cup this 12 months, versus the debacle that occurred final 12 months.
“I’ve spoken earlier than concerning the two outcomes that had been put upon us.
“I’m delighted we now have obtained a squad of gamers which are able to hit the bottom working, going into the 4 video games.