JIM GOODWIN admitted he would have snapped your hand off for three points from a tough run of games before a ball was kicked in anger against Dundee United.

And his Wasps delivered their manager's wish in style by putting Ross County to the sword with a stunning performance to reignite their survival fight.

A wonder goal by Dario Zanatta was the difference as the Wee County outfit put narrow defeats on the road to bed and defended with their lives against the runaway league leaders.

The win ended a run of three defeats on the bounce and moved the part-timers to within two points of escaping the drop zone.

Goodwin told Advertiser Sport: "This was a really testing week for us with two tough away games and then having to prepare for Saturday's game.

"I said to the boys in the dressing room before the game that if we had been offered three points before we played Dundee United I'd have snapped your hand off.

"We are over the moon and it was long overdue and in the three games against Ross County we have matched them.

"Every single one of them was outstanding and there was no one below a seven out of ten.

"To a man, even the boys who came off the bench, contributed to a massive three points.

"We've been a little bit below par in recent weeks, but you can forgive the boys because of how well they have done up until now.

"They've managed to stay in touch with the teams around us and it is a full credit to the boys.

"There are six games to go and we still believe we can stay in the league."

The Wasps next travel to Falkirk and could leapfrog their relegation rivals with a win across the water.

They then travel to Greenock for their rearranged game with Morton before hosting Queen of the South as the relegation race goes down to the wire.

Goodwin said: "We've got three brilliant games to look forward to and they are three huge games.

"What we showed on Saturday in terms of character, we need to bring to the table every week now going forward."