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Goals Would Be Nice
Published : 12 Dec 2012 15:22:45Rss feed
You can't win games without scoring goals.
Ross County manager Derek Adams wants his players to start adding goals to their game ahead of Saturday's visit of Dundee on league business. County travelled to Inverness for a Scottish Cup replay last night but lost 2-1 after fighting back from an early setback. Billy McKay scored from the spot in the ninth minutes but Iain Vigurs equalised four minutes before the break. However, a second goal from McKay in the 54th minute proved enough for Inverness to go through to meet Kilmarnock at Rugby Park. County will have to content themselves with league duty from now on and will be looking to extend their advantage over the SPL's bottom club to nine points with a win on Saturday - a game manager Adams hopes can see his side find the goal trail. He said: "If we can reach the 20-point mark then it will have been a great start for us in the SPL. If we can get to that tally then we'll match where Aberdeen were at this point last season. We've got the third-best defensive record at home in the SPL. Now, we've got to look to add to that by scoring goals. We've only lost eight goals at home, where we've been very good." For his part Caley manager Terry Butcher is delighted that he secured the future of McKay in the summer. The striker, who agreed a two-year contract before the start of the campaign, took his tally for the season to 13 goals with his brace against County. Form like this always attracts attention and it is understood that several Football League clubs in England are watching progress with interest. However, Butcher remains unconcerned about speculation regarding the former Northampton frontman. He said: "It was a fantastic finish for the second goal against Ross County. Billy is a player growing in confidence all the time. We managed to get him tied down on a new deal in the summer, which is already proving to be a very good bit of business. There might be interest in him, but it doesn't worry me as he's under contract here."