Ross County 3 - 0 Dundee United

Match info: Scottish Premiership at Victoria Park, Dingwall

Date: 18/01/2014 KO: 15:00 Ref: Att: 3,609

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers

Ross Co

Yoann Arquin 69
Filip Kiss 42,74

3
vs
0

Dundee Utd


FT (ht: 1-0)

  • Last Updated: January 18 2014, 18:21 GMT

Post-match reaction to Ross County's 3-0 victory over Dundee United.

Filip Kiss heads in his first goal
Filip Kiss heads in his first goal

Ross County manager Derek Adams is delighted with his side's start to the new year following their 3-0 victory over Dundee United.

A Filip Kiss brace and a debut goal from new signing Yoann Arquin saw County pick up another victory to improve their prospects of avoiding relegation from the Scottish Premiership.

Kiss opened the scoring four minutes from the break and wrapped up the win with a stunning 30-yard drive, after Arquin had chested in a second goal midway through the second half.

The 3-0 victory moved the Staggies above Partick - and importantly out of the relegation play-off place.

He said after their emphatic victory at Global Energy Stadium: "It was a very good win. We have beaten three teams in the top six now, the players who played today were excellent.

"The new signings who have come in have all performed well. It worked well for us last year and this year it has as well.

"It takes a brave manager to do what I have done today and play six new players. It's worked well for us we've taken 10 points from four games. Filip Kiss' two goals today were exceptional.

"He's great to watch, the people here will be delighted to see the quality he's got, he is a fantastic football player, he's quality on the ball. To score four goals in two games has really helped us. It has helped the other players at the football club.

"To win against a Dundee United side people have been talking about the whole season and to win 3-0 is great.

"Our main purpose is to stay in the league. We know the limitations we have at the football club. We are not in the same spectrum as everybody else - we just want to keep on winning games."

Dundee United manger Jackie McNamara was disappointed with the manner of the way his side conceded goals.

He said: "I'm disappointed with the first two goals we lost, especially the first one. We looked soft at the back and they dominated us. I thought we could have handled it better.

"We started well enough but lost our discipline after the first goal. They got a lot of free-kicks around the edge of our area but you have to defend them properly and at times we didn't.

"It's little things that cost you. The shape when we lost the first goal for example. If you don't defend properly you put yourself under pressure. When we went on our good run we were keeping clean sheets and had the best defensive record along with Celtic."

He added: "Since we've gone on this bad run we've lost a few goals and you see the confidence going. It's about getting back to basics and making sure we're dominant at the back and not getting bullied.

"Our decision making at times was poor because when we pass the ball we can cause problems but we resorted to panicking a bit and playing percentage balls rather than keeping doing what we're good at.

"We've got time now before our next game to give a few of them time to recover as they look tired. There's a few carrying knocks but everyone will be the same at this time of year."


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