Post-match reaction: Tommy Wright and Jim McIntyre

St Johnstone's Michael O'Halloran (right) scored the second as Saints beat Ross County.
St Johnstone's Michael O'Halloran (right) scored the second as Saints beat Ross County.

St Johnstone beat Ross County 2-1 to record their third home win of the season. Here are the post-match thoughts of both managers.

St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright: "Once we went 2-0 up we gave away a goal too quickly, and allowed them too many balls into the box late on.

"They put us under pressure but I don't recall Alan Mannus having a save to make and we defend how we can defend; headers, blocks, that's what we're good at times when we have to do it.

"Overall, especially the first half performance, we were the better side.

"The thing about James [McFadden] is when he gets the ball it sticks with him, he suddenly brings people into play. He's been a big lift to us, off the field as well because he's a great personality in the dressing room.

"Fair play to Ross County they almost left four players up, had some great crosses into the box, and we defended them well.

"That's four unbeaten - two wins and two draws - and it's another building block to where we want to go."

St Johnstone's James McFadden: "I've hardly trained but I felt really good today. I tired towards the end but felt really good and hopefully it's a springboard to better things.

"I've got time to impress and get fit and I'm absolutely positive I'll get fitter and I'll get better."

Ross County manager Jim McIntyre: "We didn't do enough in the first half and St Johnstone went in deservedly in the lead.

"We never done the ugly side of the game well, but second half we were far more like ourselves, we were at it, we passed the ball better, we showed real quality.

"Just the bit in the final third was missing today but we created plenty of opportunities and are disappointed to not go home with anything.

"Players reactions tell you what the story was and every one of our players was chasing the referee, and Filip's [Kiss] adamant it was a stonewall penalty.

"Of course it's game changing, it also gave them the second goal, but we've got to defend that better."

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