Johnny Russell sees an improved run after Dundee United's win against Ross County
25 November 2012 01:18
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Dundee United goalscorer Johnny Russell hopes his side's battling win at Ross County can kick-start a strong run of form.
United came from behind to claim a 2-1 success in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash, Russell cancelling out an Iain Vigurs opener before Stuart Armstrong headed the winner.
The win took Dundee United seventh in the table, but just five points behind leaders Celtic.
Russell said: "The talk at the start of the season was we would be up there, but our results haven't been good enough.
"The league's tight, but a few back-to-back results will get us back up the table, that's what we are aiming to do."
Russell was pleased to get back on the scoresheet and help the team earn a first win in three.
He added: "I just wanted to keep it (the effort) on target. The goalkeeper came out so I thought if I can keep it low I might have a chance. I haven't scored in a wee while, but more importantly we got the result.
"Hopefully this is the start of a wee run for me and a run for the team.
"It's good to come up here and get a result - it's never an easy place to come. But we managed to come from behind and turn it round around.
Russell was full of praise for Armstrong, adding: "I thought he was brilliant, for work he did off the ball as well as on it. He was different class and he finished off a great display off by getting the winner. He's a great player and a great lad as well."
The loss dropped County to 10th place ahead of their meeting with fellow strugglers St Mirren on Tuesday.
Vigurs said: "Personally it was good to get a goal, but unfortunately we lost. We need to be more compact as a team after we go in front.
"But one long ball and Russell has gambled and it's paid off. Then they got their second goal and we never managed to get back into it.
"United are a good side, but we will have to learn from these games. We will see what we've done wrong and we'll learn from it and won't let it happen again."
"It's (the St Mirren match) a big game. I think if we play like we did in the first half and in long spells in the game yesterday we will win it.
"It will give us a bit of breathing space if we do win because we have a few hard games over the Christmas period, so three points is vital on Tuesday."