Date: 18th October 2015 at 5:02pm
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With all the pre match words being about Aberdeen bringing an end to our current streak of form and getting back to performances that had put us top of the Premiership table so far this season, a two nil reverse at Ross County was not what gaffer Derek McInnes had wanted for this weekend.

Video – Ross County Highlights

Speaking to the Official Site in his after game press conference, the gaffer had to credit Ross County for their performance in the game because he knows they caused us a lot of problems, but the frustration at our own performance was clear once again because it was a case of almost but not quite good enough.

‘I thought Ross County played well. I thought their front two were a problem for us, more so first half. We got caught and one of our boys played Foster on for the first goal and from then on in we are scrambling to try and retrieve the situation. So we are 1-0 down at half time. I thought we started the second half well enough, but then when we changed it a bit at the back I thought we were far better. We showed an attacking threat, we were on the front foot, we were winning more of the second balls so there was a lot about our second half performance I was pleased about. But when we were attacking we have got caught for the second goal. Again there were mistakes in the build up to the goal but they got a little ricochet off Andy who got across and covered and the ball falls back to Brian.’

McInnes said it’s definitely one of those periods for us now, because we had a couple of shots blocked on the line at the other end and the woodwork has saved them, but had one of those gone in it would’ve dented them and given us a lift – but we didn’t get that stroke of luck.

But luck isn’t everything.

‘It is not just about luck, I don’t want to hide behind luck, but when we were winning game after game at the start to the season we were getting those little breaks. We are not quite getting them at the minute, certainly tonight we didn’t. I felt we deserved a little bit more for our efforts. The players worked hard, the response was good, there is a real willingness and determination to start getting the results to go our way. We never got too high or carried away when we were winning game after game so we are not going to get too down at the moment. We are all realistic enough to know that we need to get back to winning games quickly.’

Getting back to winning ways though is easier said than done.

‘We recognised that we needed to be better defensively than we were tonight to win the game. The positives were that we got Reynolds back, he got 45 minutes under his belt. He is an important player for us. I thought the performance second half was better from us, it was far more like us because we had an attacking threat and were creating chances. We will work hard next week to get the player back to form. We know that when they play to form we will win most games. We need to work hard for that form. The players are doing all they can to make that happen. We enjoyed winning together. We lose together. It is not so nice but we will work hard to turn things around. The players are all decent honest lads who want things to improve.’

The gaffer ended by saying that Ryan Jack was in the squad last night for the game, but he went down ill in the hotel ahead of the match so the decision was taken to leave him out. With it only being a sickness bug though he shouldn’t be on the sidelines for too long.

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