Ross County share the spoils but happy to hold six-point gap over Dundee

ROSS County goalkeeper Mark Brown refused to dwell on missed opportunities after his side could only take a home 1-1 draw from their clash with bottom-placed Dundee at the weekend.


Ross County - Glen (74)

Dundee - Davidson (3)

The visitors led when Brown was deceived by Iain Davidson’s 37th-minute wonder strike but County responded strongly to level through substitute Gary Glen.

And they could have won it when skipper Richard Brittain was put through clean on goal late on, only for his shot to clip the outside of the post.

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Brown was not complaining afterwards, though, as his side had to be content with maintaining their six-point gap over Dundee in the SPL basement.

“It was a great move but when he [Brittain] hit the post, from what I could see, I thought Rab Douglas had saved it,” the former Celtic goalkeeper said.

“It is just one of those things. Richard has had some great performances this season. On another day, it would have crept inside the post.

Brown admitted he had been deceived by the flight of the ball for Davidson’s opener. “New, modern balls tend to swing in the air and, as soon as it left his foot, I thought it was going to my right but it swung the other way,” he said. When it changes direction, there is nothing you can do.

“In the first half, we played as well as we could but, in the second half, we lifted the tempo. In the second half, we created the better chances.”

County confirmed before the match that Brown had signed a new deal to remain at the club until the end of the season. “I actually signed it earlier in the week. That takes me up to the summer,” said Brown, whose initial deal ran to January. “Nobody likes to be on the sidelines but, as I’ve said, we have a good squad and we have a lot of boys on the sidelines who are pushing for starting places. I just think that is healthy for competition.”

County travel to Brown’s former club, Celtic, next weekend – and he admitted he was looking forward to his return.

“Everybody expects Celtic to win but shocks can happen,” he said. “We will try not to concede early goals – we will try to frustrate them a bit but you never know what will happen.”

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Dundee striker Colin Nish, who also missed a chance near the end, said: “Ross County could have won it in the last minute when they hit the post but I think we could have gone 2-0 up.

“It is not a bad result coming here but I think the boys going back in the bus will be disappointed.”

He added: “We’ve done all right recently and I can’t see us going on a losing run again. The boys are defending brilliantly, we just need to put the ball in the back of the net.

“Myself and the other strikers haven’t been doing that in the last few games – hopefully we can get that back.

“I don’t think anyone could complain with a draw, but, if we had got that goal to go 2-0 up, I think that would have been good enough for us.”

Referee: A Muir

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