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Ross County have to defend better to find wins, says Billy Mckay


By Will Clark


BILLY Mckay says Ross County’s defending has not been good enough after the club through away a lead to draw with Hamilton Academical.

Billy Mckay says Ross County have conceded too many goals
Billy Mckay says Ross County have conceded too many goals

The Striker gave the Staggies the lead after 37 seconds but found themselves 2-1 down midway through the second half as Lewis Smith and George Oakley scored for Accies.

Brian Graham scored to give Ross County a late equaliser and a share of the points.

Ross County have conceded 25 goals, more than any team in the Premiership so far this season.

However the Staggies are sixth in the table with 14 points.

But Mckay says his team have to learn to increase their advantage when in front and stop throwing away leads.

“We’re disappointed how the second half panned out,” he said.

“We came in at half time thinking keep it tight and ride the storm and get the second goal.

“We were disappointed with the two goals we conceded.

“The second one was down to our own doing, but Brian came off the pitch and and done what he does by scoring goals.

“But we need to start making things easier for ourselves and get the two-goal head start.

“At the moment we are not defending well as a team, we need to get back to keeping clean sheets and if we do that we can get three points.”

Mckay says he can’t remember scoring a goal quicker than 37 seconds.

But he says grabbing three points for Ross County was more important and was disappointed to leave Hamilton with just one.

“I didn’t realise it was that quick.

"It was a great start and after that we looked to get the second goal but we didn’t get that.

“Hamilton played well after half time and went 2-1 up and in the end it was a point gained for us.

"But when you look at how early we took the lead we are disappointed to only get a draw.”



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