Dundee United 1 - 1 Ross County

Match info: Scottish Premier at Tannadice Park

Date: 26/01/2013 KO: 15:00 Ref: I Brines Att: 5,117

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers

Dundee U

Gary Mackay-Steven 52


Ross Co

Richard Brittain 82

FT (ht: 0-0)

  • Last Updated: January 26 2013, 18:26 GMT

Ross County manager Derek Adams hailed his side after they came from behind to secure a valuable point in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League match at Tannadice.

Derek Adams: Pleased with his men
Derek Adams: Pleased with his men

The Staggies took another step towards remaining in the SPL after Richard Brittan's brilliant late strike cancelled out Gary Mackay-Steven's second-half opener.

For Adams, it was a reward they had earned. He said: "It was nothing more than we deserved. I thought in the first half we dominated most of the play and passed the ball very well.

"Then Dundee United obviously scored against run of the play which was hard to take. But it's always a good point coming to a place like Tannadice."

He added: "It was a very good strike from Richard Brittain. He's very capable of doing that. He's a big player for us.

"We've had other opportunities in the game to score I don't think both keepers were worked enough today.

"We lose Richard next season to St Johnstone but until then we've got 16 games to go now which we'll focus fully on.

"We come to Tannadice and taken a point, won at St Mirren recently and won also at Hibs in our last three games away from home.

"We've now played 13 games away from home and only nine at home and we're just up from the First Division.

"We're having a terrific season and we've done exceptionally well here again.

"With the amount of games we have left, we know the number of points we need to get to stay in the SPL so it's up to us."

Meanwhile, United manager Peter Houston was left frustrated as his side now have not won at Tannadice since way back in August.

Houston said: "We needed a second goal to kill them off and, to be fair, it was a wonder strike from Brittain.

"But I can't fault the players for their attitude and commitment. It's just that the home record might be a mental thing for them.

"We played some decent stuff in the second half but sometimes these things are set to try us.

"Hopefully, though, we can mend the home record as soon as we can.

"Our away form is good but if we could just sort the home thing it would be great and make a difference."

Meanwhile, Houston is promising business as usual as the Tayside club step up their search for a new manager after he revealed recently he would be leaving in the summer.

He said: "I'm ignoring all speculation.

"I've declared I'm going and that gives me five months for the board of directors to find a new manager.

"So they have to get a head start on their work to make sure they get the right person.

"I'll carry on as normal. I'm contracted until May and want to get the team into Europe for the fourth season running."

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