Ross County must not let standards slip at Montrose, says assistant manager Richie Brittain
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Ross County assistant manager Richie Brittain says his team must not let standards slip when they face Montrose in the League Cup tomorrow night.
Brittain was pleased with the way his team performed in the 2-0 defeat at Ibrox on Sunday.
As well as putting in a stubborn defensive performance, they also created a few chances at the other end of the park.
Brittain says he was pleased with the way they performed against the Premiership leaders, but is warning his players not to take League One opposition lightly tomorrow night.
“We have to take the positives from the game and keep rolling forward,” he said.
“We’ve got a game on Wednesday night, the first game in the cup, and we’ve got to take the positives from this game and carry that on to Wednesday.
“That’s what we said to the players. There’s no point performing like that then not turning up on Wednesday night and not playing at the same level.
“If you can put in consistent performances week in week out, you’ll have a successful season.”
Brittain felt Ross County gave Rangers a good competitive match on Sunday and felt they were unfortunate not to take something out of the match.
“We’re disappointed to lose the game obviously, but I’m delighted with how we did in possession.
“We restricted Rangers and I felt our shape was good and the gameplan we worked on was good.
“It paid off and on another day we could have got something from the game.
“Ultimately we’re disappointed to lose the game.”
Brittain reserved special praise for midfielder Harry Paton’s performance at Ibrox.
“He was tremendous – that’s the talent Harry’s got.
“It was probably his best performance in a Ross County jersey. He was flying into tackles, did what he needed to do and influenced the game.
“That’s all you can ask for when you come to these places, influence the game, and he certainly did that today.”