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

Grant Munro.

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

the season.

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.”