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Ross County defender desperate to show reaction at Dundee United after Scottish Cup exit

By Andrew Henderson

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Connor Randall says Ross County need to show a reaction against Dundee United tomorrow night as they return to league action.

Ayo Obileye scores from penalty spot for the only goal of the game. Picture: Andy Barr
Ayo Obileye scores from penalty spot for the only goal of the game. Picture: Andy Barr

Last Saturday’s Scottish Cup exit was a disappointing one, with the Staggies cost dearly by a poor start.

Randall did not shy away from that, and is adamant things need to improve ahead of a trip to Tannadice to face a team seemingly in free-fall over the last couple of months.

“We were set on going far in the cup,” the 26-year-old full back said.

“We believed that we could, so it’s obviously very disappointing to go out the way we have.

“In the first half an hour we weren’t good enough. If we had started the game like that, which we should have, I think we would have won.

“The games are coming thick and fast, and we need to concentrate on a league game on Wednesday now.

“We’ll look at this game and see where we went wrong, and then look to Wednesday and hopefully continue our good form in the league. It’s about showing a reaction now.”

Getting going from the off is the key element of that reaction for Randall, but he has no concerns about the ability of County’s squad to keep their heads high in the wake of disappointment.

“We have to start the game better,” Randall insisted.

“Then we have to show what we showed from the end of the first half and the second half for the whole game.

“That was the really disappointing thing, but we’ll be going there fully wanting the victory, and we need to go out and show a reaction.

“We were disappointed with the result.

“We’ve got to go and put that right on Wednesday. We’ve had setbacks before throughout the season, we’ve had unfortunate results.

“The good thing is we don’t have to wait long to get back out there and put that right, and we’ll be looking to do that on Wednesday.

“We want to put in a performance that shows what we’re all about.”

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