County plan busy January

Ross County chairman Roy MacGregor has vowed to support manager

Derek Adams in the January transfer window.

The Dingwall club are currently tenth in the Scottish Premier

League and Adams is keen to bolster his squad when the market opens

for business again in the New Year.

MacGregor says Adams had the opportunity to spend in the summer

but decided not to, and he will backed again this winter as Ross

County strive to finish the season strongly.

“We’re going to be able to help the manager,” the chairman said

in the Daily Record.

“He under-spent his budget in the first six months of the

season. There was money there which Derek didn’t spend and it is

still there so we’ll look to help as much as we can.

“This transfer window in January is a difficult period because

you do not get a long time to bring in players. It’s short and

sharp.

“The same amount of players aren’t on the market so we’ll need

to be careful with what we do.

“But we are going to back Derek. Of course we will.”

Higher calibre

Adams had declared earlier in the week that he felt he would

need to trim his squad before being able to recruit players.

He said prior to Tuesday’s 0-0 draw with St Mirren: “We’ll be

looking to take in players in January but we’ll have to offload

too.

“The budget we have is not enough to carry more.

“I will have to speak to the chairman and see if we can get

substantially more money. We need to move on and take in a higher

calibre of player.

“We are working with the lowest budget in the top flight and if

we are going to move on we need to have better funding.”