'Early momentum gained under Adams has stopped dead in its tracks'

County Fan's Voice
County Fan's Voice

Ross Morren, The County Corner

Ross County are really not enjoying the comforts of their own home at the moment.

Saturday’s 1-0 defeat to St Johnstone in Dingwall made it four home defeats in a row for the Staggies. To make matters worse, they’ve failed to score in those four matches with an aggregate score of 0-8.

That run of form at home is a far cry from the start of Derek Adam's current stint as manager. Adams picked up seven points out of a possible nine in his opening three home matches as he looked to make Dingwall a fortress.

A 3-0 win against Motherwell on 5 December had County fans feeling optimistic that we could start climbing up the table. Unfortunately, the recent poor run of form has seen the early momentum gained under Adams stopped dead in its tracks. It's now eight games without a win in all competitions.

Despite the poor run of form, some of the performances have provided hope. The 2-2 draw at Tynecastle before the end of the year was impressive, while many County fans felt aggrieved not to take a point away from Glasgow after a 1-0 defeat to Celtic where we spurned a couple of fantastic opportunities late on.

Last week I said the upcoming week felt like it was season-defining for County. Trips to face Livingston and Motherwell with a home match against St Johnstone sandwiched in between felt like it was a great opportunity for Adams' side to get their season back on track.

Since then, a 2-2 draw against Livingston and a 1-0 defeat to St Johnstone have left County with one point from a possible six so far. It’s less points than anyone associated with the Staggies would have wanted from the run of matches so far, and now puts the match at Fir Park against Motherwell in the 'must win' category.

Adams’ last victory was against Tuesday night’s opponents and he’ll hope his side can put on a similar performance to the previous meeting in Dingwall and end the eight-match winless run. County have scored six goals in the two matches against Motherwell this season, so hopefully they can add to that tally and bring a vital three points back up the A9.