Aberdeen v Ross County reaction
The Dons dominated possession against the newly-promoted
Staggies in Saturday’s SPL clash at Pittodrie, but lacked the
cutting edge to break down a stubborn defence in front of a healthy
crowd of 14,010.
It was the first-ever meeting between the sides and Adams was
content to come away with a point.
He said: “I’m delighted as it’s not easy for a football club
like Ross County to come to Aberdeen where they are allowed to
spend the money they do on the likes of Niall McGinn, Gary Naysmith
and Jonny Hayes. They are players who have undoubted ability.
“We are not in that league in terms of signing players but we
are a team that is well organised with a desire to do well this
Ross County are now sitting eighth in the Scottish Premier
League table following two successive goalless draws.
However, Adams admitted his side will face a tough task to
extend their unbeaten run when they face champions Celtic next
He added: “That’s a year that we have gone unbeaten in the
league. It’s great because we had two difficult games against
Motherwell and Aberdeen to start the campaign off.
“We only have the small matter of Celtic next week! They are
away to sunnier climes this week, while we will be stuck in
The Dons were dealt a setback when former Celtic winger McGinn,
playing in his first home match for the Dons, was stretchered off
after landing awkwardly following a collision with County defender
Manager Craig Brown said the player will now miss out on
representing Northern Ireland against Finland this week.
He said: “Niall was included in the squad for midweek but he
won’t have any chance of going there because he has twisted his
ankle. I thought it was a head knock at first because he was
holding his head but I think that was just out of his
disappointment, not only from the point of view his club Aberdeen
but also the Northern Irish team.
“We can’t tell the length of the recovery period but he will
certainly be out in the immediate future.”
The Dons manager was frustrated that his side did not manage to
score the elusive goal that would have given them a first win of
He added: “I’m disappointed we didn’t win, given the amount of
possession we had. The lads are in there apologising for the
misses, Gavin Rae is distraught and Scott Vernon is the same.
“If you are a fair-minded, independent person you would think
that we were well on top in terms of play and chances but we paid
the penalty for failing to score. If they play as well in the rest
of the season and make the same number of chances then I’m quite
sure the results will be different.”