Motherwell 2-2 Ross County: Mixed feelings for Black & McIntyre

Caretaker Kenny Black felt the timing of Ian Baraclough's appointment as Motherwell's new manager could have been better.

The former Sligo Rovers boss was confirmed as Stuart McCall's replacement shortly before the Steelmen drew 2-2 with Ross County in Black's final match as caretaker.

When asked if the timing could have been better, Black told BBC Scotland: "Possibly, yes, possibly it could have been done.

"But it's done now and that's not an excuse for the result and the performance.

Tony Dingwall opened the scoring for County and then equalised late in the game after John Sutton and Henrik Ojamaa had turned the match in Motherwell's favour.

"We thought we'd seen the game out there," explained Black. "It would've been an important three points, but good character from the players at the start of the second half to get two goals.

Ross County players celebrating
Dingwall (far right) scored both of County's goals

"From the two goals we conceded, it could be dissected and avoided, but it's two fantastic finishes from the lad Dingwall."

Black was also asked whether he would revert to his previous role as assistant manager and responded: "We'll just wait and see what happens."

Ross County manager Jim McIntyre felt the Highlanders had created enough chances to build up a bigger lead after Dingwall's opener.

"We've got to put the ball in the back of the net," he said. "It's something that we've been talking about lately that we need to do better.

"We deserved to win the match, from what we created. I thought we were the better side.

"The showed great team spirit and deservedly equalised.

"He [Dingwall] is enjoying his run in the team at the moment. He's definitely got goals in him. Hopefully he can get some more."

The point took Ross County off the bottom of the table with new basement side St Mirren's game in hand against Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic on Sunday.

"Psychologically, it's a big boost for us," added McIntyre.

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