Derek Adams: Ross County didn't deserve to lose against Hibs

Derek Adams felt Ross County did not deserve to lose at Easter Road
Derek Adams felt Ross County did not deserve to lose at Easter Road

Ross County manager Derek Adams claimed Hibs grabbed an undeserved 2-1 win at Easter Road.

Richard Brittain's free-kick was not enough to cancel out Sam Stanton and Tom Taiwo's early second half goals.

"Overall I think we should have won the game. The least we should have got out of it was a draw," he told BBC Scotland.

"We certainly shouldn't have lost the game. We'll not get a better opportunity than we did today."

With Kilmarnock, St Mirren and Partick Thistle all dropping points, a win would have done wonders for County's chances of avoiding the relegation play-offs, however Adams felt they handed the three points to their hosts.

"In the first half we've gifted Hibernian a two-goal start. I thought it was a soft free-kick we gave away in the first instance and then they score from it," he said.

"The second one we have to do better on the by-line and stop the ball getting across. Hibs are 2-0 up without doing anything.

"We started the game very well and created a lot of opportunities. Hitting the bar, working the goalkeeper, and probably missing a number of gilt edged chances.

"We controlled large spells of the game and put a lot of pressure on Hibernian.

"We have to come here and win. Teams like this you have to win against, ones that are in the bottom half of the table."

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