The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire)
Even sheep get it in the neck for Celts
Now is the time for Ross County to come together as one as we try to put a horrible start to the season behind us.
I was at Perth on Saturday to watch the team lose 4-0 and it was a performance which disappointed some, made others angry, but hurt us all.
But now is not the time for knee-jerk reactions. That’s not how we work at the club and we’re not about to start panicking. It’s not just the manager and players who can work harder. As a board, the staff and the supporters, we can all do more to help the club.
I was pleased to see manager Derek Adams react in the manner he did to the result. It would have been easy to say we had a great season last year and that we’re still finding our feet, but he didn’t.
He was rightly proud of the standards set last season and the performance on Saturday fell short. It was poor and it would have been folly to suggest otherwise.
It’s difficult to say what has gone wrong in the past couple of games but I can assure you we will put it right. We’ve had bad results and poor runs of form in the past but we won’t be hurting for long, I’m convinced of that.
It is imperative we roll our sleeves up and get going again. No one is going to feel sorry for us and there is no point in anyone at the club feeling sorry for themselves either. The manager has said his piece and put all the players on their toes with his comments. He expects better and I have no doubt he will come knocking on the door asking to bring in one or two more players before the window closes.
That’s his prerogative and if we can help him in anyway then of course we will. But the immediate task is to put things right and get some momentum. We are not a team which rolls over.