Ross County boss Derek Adams praises Brittain's composure

Gerry Brittain

Ross County manager Derek Adams praised St Johnstone-bound Richard Brittain's composure after the midfielder scored two penalties to earn a draw in Perth.

Saints twice held a lead in the league encounter, but Brittain stepped up to level with both spot-kicks and deny the Perth side all three points.

"He took his goals very well and showed that he had a lot of bottle," said Adams.

"That's the type of player he is. He's been excellent for Ross County."

Brittain signed an agreement to join Saints next season but no longer wants to move to McDiarmid Park due to personal reasons.

The Highland club hopes to have the situation resolved soon, but St Johnstone say they expect the midfielder to honour the agreement.

Ahead of the match, Adams said he was keen to retain the services of Brittain and wished to see a resolution in the coming days.

"I think there will be a conclusion to it very shortly, and I'm sure it'll be favourable to both the player and St Johnstone," said Adams.

"He's my player, and he's at Ross County at this moment in time. Hopefully, that'll be the case next season."

The draw keeps County one point behind fourth-placed St Johnstone on 46 with four league matches remaining before the end of the season, and Adams said he hoped his players would learn from the game and regain some of the form they displayed earlier in the term for the run-in.

"You don't want to get beat in any game, and I think we wanted to try and win the match," said Adams.

"We've never been in a situation where we've lost more than three games in a row in my time as manager, so from that point of view, it was an exciting match and both teams tried to win it.

"It's a very good league and I think after the break we probably didn't start as well as we could have.

"At home, we're very good, but it's difficult here. St Johnstone worked well and put us under a bit of pressure today."

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