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‘County needed to be more streetwise’ – Hughes going against St Mirren

Sun 27 December 2020 | 18:09

John Hughes thinks what Ross County lacked in the clash against St Mirren on Saturday was being more ‘streetwise.’

Ross County

were defeated with a 2-0 result having

Josh Reid

and

Ross Draper

sent off when they got their second yellow cards. Marcus Fraser scored the opening goal for

St Mirren

76 minutes into the game and right when County were pushing for an equalizer, Kristian Dennis found the target securing his side’s three points.

County manager

John Hughes

believes his side could have pulled them level should they have gained more composure.

Until the first sending off, I felt we were the better team,

” Hughes said.

We had the better chances, we were right out of the traps and they played with everything I asked of them.

“The whole game changes and we were under the cosh, but even with 10 men I thought the spirit and desire to keep that clean sheet was commendable.

“We were up against it, so we went kamikaze at the end. If we had just kept it at 1-0 for a spell, I think we might have given them a wee bit of fright.

“We just needed to be a little bit more streetwise

.”

St Mirren manager refers to Reid’s red card as a turning point on the pitch.

Jim Goodwin

was satisfied with the way his squad delivered a victory having the extra players advantage.

It was a difficult afternoon. The preparations for the game weren’t ideal, we had pre-match lunch cancelled on us at the last minute.

“The boys had to take a packed lunch for the bus, which isn’t the most professional, but we asked them not to use that as an excuse or talk about the pitch being heavy in the rain.

“We asked them to show us what characters they are – and they are a terrific bunch of lads.

They give you everything on a matchday.

“We could have played better, and will play better in the future, but it was all about the result. We ask them to be professional and they did that.”


source: SportMob