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Ross County’s Premiership rivals should beware of Staggies backlash

| 23.12.2015

Ross County may have endured a testing run of late, but the Ladbrokes Premiership outfit are ready to dish out some revenge to their opponents.

That’s according to midfielder Martin Woods, who has seen his side lose six of their last eight matches after a bright start to the campaign.

The 29-year-old isn’t worried however, and is satisfied with what County are producing on the pitch.

“I feel as if our performance level, in the main has been really high. We’re just conceding sloppy goals,” the former Doncaster man said.

“We’re also not taking some of the opportunities we’re creating. It’s frustrating because we’re doing so much well but not quite getting the results,” Woods added.

“We’re also getting punished for every wee mistake we make. It’s disappointing.”

An unfortunate own goal from Andrew Davies was enough to see County beaten by Partick last weekend, but the club remain optimistic.

“We’ve just got to keep going and eventually we’ll stop making these mistakes and start taking those chances,” Woods explained.

“If that happens, someone could take three or four against us. It’s only a matter of time.”

Three of the Staggies’  last six defeats have come by one-goal margins, and Woods says only once this term has his side been comprehensively beaten.

“I watched the 2-0 defeat by Hearts at Tynecastle in October and that would be the only game where the boys have genuinely been outplayed.

“No-one is cutting us open. That’s the positive.

“These wee mistakes the boys are getting punished for will stop. It is going to change for us – it’s purely a matter of time now.”

The Staggies will be hoping their fortune changes on Boxing Day when they host mid-table rivals Dundee.

Ladbrokes have County favourites at evens for a much-needed victory, with the visitors priced up at 11/4 and a draw available at 12/5.

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Richard Marsh

Richard loves his sport, especially if it involves the sound of tyres screaming around a race track. He's not fussy though and his '90s Premier League nostalgia and knowledge of team nicknames is tough to match.