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Striker says preparation key to victory for Ross County with just 10 men


By Andrew Henderson

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Jordan White says keeping cool heads was key to Ross County digging out a win against Motherwell with 10 men.

Picture - Ken Macpherson. Ross County(3) v Motherwell(1). 18.01.22. Ross County's Jordan White celebrates after they went 2-1 ahead.
Picture - Ken Macpherson. Ross County(3) v Motherwell(1). 18.01.22. Ross County's Jordan White celebrates after they went 2-1 ahead.

The visitors had just equalised when the Staggies saw Jordan Tillson get shown a red card, but it was the home side that burst into life from there in Dingwall.

Regan Charles-Cook scored twice to secure what at one point had looked an unlikely three points to see the Staggies move five points clear of the bottom two.

It could have been easy for heads to go down when Tillson saw red. White, though, says the scenario was one County had planned for and were comfortable dealing with.

“We worked it out really well – we didn’t panic when we went down to 10 men,” White said.

“We work on stuff like that in training, knowing how to play when you go down to 10, and it’s just making them use the extra man the way that we want them to, rather than them changing something.

“They didn’t change anything, which suited us perfectly. I think that showed, and we went on to win the game.

“The way we reacted was excellent. I think we’ve been in that situation before, and we’ve dealt with it well.

“We actually spoke about it after we played Celtic. They went down to 10 men, and we didn’t play the way we wanted to play. We didn’t use the extra man the way we wanted to.

“A lot of it stemmed from that, and we work on things all the time and we’re always looking at the videos.

“It was good, we know how to play like that.”

After beating Motherwell, White will face another one of his former clubs this Saturday when the Staggies travel to Livingston in an all-Premiership Scottish Cup fourth round tie.


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