A Raw Nerve Touched
After a long season it can't be much of a surprise that managers get tired of answering the same old questions
Derek Adams refused to comment on the future of his captain Richard Brittain, who was stretchered off during Sunday's loss to Motherwell. Ross County suffered a 2-0 defeat at Fir Park, with first-half goals from James McFadden and Chris Humphrey ending the Dingwall club's chances of a Europa League place. Brittain, who has signed a pre-contract with St Johnstone but publicly said he wants to back out of the two-year deal, had to be carried off after falling awkwardly as he tried to tackle Humphrey. Adams appeared to get irritated when asked about the extent of his injury, and also refused to comment on the midfielder's contractual situation. The County manager said: "I am not sure, he is away to hospital now. I am not sure the extent of his injury, we will see. I don't know what's wrong with him and we will obviously assess him when he gets back. He is away to hospital, don't ask me another question, he is away to hospital."Adams wanted to look on the positives of County's first season in the top flight than be down hearted over the result at Fir Park. He said: "We have had a fantastic season. Our main aim before today was to finish in third place because we played our way to that situation, but the main aim at the start of the season was to finish in 11th position. We finished in the top six in our first season in the SPL and we are one of the best teams in the SPL this season and I think a lot of credit has to go to the players and the backroom staff. We are Ross County football club, we are a wee team from the north and we have finished ahead of Aberdeen, Hearts, Hibernian, St Mirren and could finish ahead of Dundee United, so we have had a fantastic season."
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