SAINTS SEEK CLINICAL TOUCH AGAINST ROSS COUNTY

Tuesday, 24th October 2017

Saints host Ross County at McDiarmid Park tonight (KO 7.45pm) and Tommy Wright’s men will be hoping to do better job of both creating and taking their chances against Owen Coyle’s side than they have been doing in recent weeks.

Saints were wasteful in front of goal this past Saturday during their 1-0 defeat to Hearts at BT Murrayfield and Tommy is seeking a more ruthless edge as the men from Dingwall make the trip down to Perth.

“We’ve got to look at how well we did up to certain areas on the pitch but, ultimately, our quality players have got take responsibility to make more opportunities with the amount of possession we get at times” said Wright.

“The players have got to step up to the mark and be better. They’ve got to make sure that they play with more belief and conviction in the final third.

“You talk about responsibility in football but there’s responsibility at both ends of the pitch and at the top end of the pitch we’ve lacked responsibility.”

Despite a third league defeat in a row seeing Saints slip down the Premiership table, they still remain inside the top six and within touching distance of Hearts, Motherwell and Rangers above. Ross County meanwhile, have two wins from their last three outings which has saw Owen Coyle’s side rise to eighth in the standings.

Each of the three meetings between the teams last season resulted in an away win. While County ran out 4-2 winners at McDiarmid Park last November, Saints emerged victorious on the two other occasions with 2-0 and 2-1 wins at Global Energy Park.

Match Preview by Gary Petersen

ADMISSION INFORMATION

Only the West and East Stands are open tonight – families who normally use the South Stand are welcome to choose either the East of West for tonight – the £16 family deal is available at turnstile 1 in the West Stand.

County fans are in the north end of the West Stand (turnstiles 5, 6 and 7) and the £16 family deal (1 adult and up to kids aged 12 and under) is available at those turnstiles.