St Johnstone outmuscled us, admits Ross County boss

By Kenny CrawfordBBC Sport Scotland at McDiarmid Park
St Johnstone's Dave Mackay towers over Ross County's Graham Carey

Ross County manager Derek Adams admitted his team were far too easily outmuscled by rampant St Johnstone.

at McDiarmid Park, with two goals in each half, and County are still without a Premiership point after three games.

"St Johnstone are physically stronger, with the experience they have in their back four," Adams said.

"They're not the prettiest guys but they do the ugly side of the game very well."

Within 20 minutes the hosts were two goals to the good thanks to some excellent finishing by Nigel Hasselbaink and David Wotherspoon.

Peterborough target Stevie May and Dave Mackay added two more goals in the second half.

However, the visitors rarely threatened the home goal.

"St Johnstone were far better than us and deserved to win the match," Adams continued.

"They've got a vastly experienced side. They passed, created chances and probably bullied us on the park.

"We didn't play well defensively and offensively we didn't cause them trouble."

Following defeats to Celtic and Partick Thistle, it is the first time Adams has lost three games in a row as a manager.

"We were rock solid last season with the second best defensive record," he said.

"We changed personnel today and other players have come in. They haven't performed well enough and we have to get back to doing the basics right.

"The older players that were here last season have to pull up their socks."