Raith Rovers had only just completed their biggest win in over two decades, but Liam Fox was already looking ahead.
The midfielder, signed from Livingston in the summer, emerged from the home dressing room after the 6-0 League Cup demolition of Queen’s Park to insist that attention had already switched to this Saturday’s league opener at home to Hamilton.
“It was a good professional performance, and to score six goals is great, but it’s gone now,” Fox told the Press.
“There’s a big game next week to start the league season and that’s what we’re focusing on now.
“Getting through in both cups is great because winning games breeds confidence.
“The longer we can keep this run going the better for the changing room and the club.”
Fox was one of six new arrivals at Stark’s Park this summer, with two former Livingston team mates, Paul Watson and Callum Booth, also joining him in Kirkcaldy.
“The management and players have been great since I came,” he added.
“There’s a few new boys so it’ll take time for everyone to gel, but I think you can see that we’re getting there.”
Fox has been paired with fellow new arrival Kevin Moon in the middle of the park and the early signs have been encouraging.
“Moony’s a good player and it’s always enjoyable playing with good players,” Fox explained. “There’s other players competing for places as well, guys like Ross Callachan and Lewis Vaughan, who came off the bench and scored a good goal.
“It’s up to the boys in the team to take these cup performances into the league and keep the jersey.”
Hamilton visit Stark’s Park on Saturday on the back of a League Cup win at Stirling, which followed a Ramsdens Cup exit in Airdrie.
“Every team looks to start the season setting the bar high and I don’t think Hamilton will be any different to us,” Fox stressed.
“It’s a tough game but one we look forward to after our two victories.
“We’ve got our targets but we’ll keep them to ourselves and see where it takes us.
“It’s a boring football cliche but we’ll take every game as it comes.”