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Co-manager Stuart Kettlewell disappointed Ross County looked soft in defeat to Kilmarnock


By Will Clark


ROSS County co-manager Stuart Kettlewell says he is concerned Ross County developed signs of a soft centre after their 3–1 defeat to Kilmarnock.

Stuart Kettlewell was disappointed with the lack of fight from Ross County after going behind at Kilmarnock. Picture: Ken Macpherson
Stuart Kettlewell was disappointed with the lack of fight from Ross County after going behind at Kilmarnock. Picture: Ken Macpherson

The Staggies were in front at half time after Iain Vigurs scored midway through the first half.

But Kilmarnock were in front four minutes before the hour mark with Eamonn Brophy scoring twice in the space of three minutes.

Nicke Kabamba sealed all three points for Kilmarnock six minutes before full time beating Ross County's defence in the air to nod the ball past Nathan Baxter.

Kettlewell says the lack of fight shown by his team in the second half was worrying saying it looked like his team accepted defeat.

"We warned the players the pitfalls of coming out second half and being slack and not joined up," he said.

"We saw that and it came out in Kilmarnock’s favour.

"We had been relatively organised and a half decent 45 minutes for us.

"But in the second half for us we became so disjointed and it flashes signs of a soft centre and us going under which is frustrating.

"When I say going under it’s the element of conceding the goal and it should make us come out fighting but we looked like that we accepted our fate especially at 2-1."
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