Ross County: Derek Adams content at restricting Aberdeen

Derek Adams felt his side deserved credit for their defensive performance in the 1-0 defeat by Aberdeen.

Nicky Low's curling free-kick gave the Dons a dream start, and Scott Vernon could have made it 2-0 with a penalty shortly afterwards.

However, Ross County held firm, and Adams believes his side did well to restrict Derek McInnes's men.

"Defensively we've been able to keep them to 1-0, they haven't really had another opportunity," said Adams.

The result was County's fifth straight league defeat, and they rarely looked like getting on the score-sheet at Pittodrie.

Adams said: "We're finding it hard to get a victory, but that's just the nature of the season we're having. We've got to keep on plugging away and wait until we get reinforcements in to help move us up the league.

Highlights - Aberdeen 1-0 Ross County

"I never feared the worst because I know how well we can defend. Aberdeen had a lot of possession but never opened us up and between the two goalkeepers, neither really had a save to make.

"We did very well defensively and kept Aberdeen down to virtually nothing in the game. They scored the free-kick and, apart from Michael's [Fraser] penalty save, he's not really had another save to make.

"We've had games where we've had a lot of the ball and not really done anything with it and I think that was the case for Aberdeen today.

"They didn't really open us up and you could hear the crowd were frustrated and think they should beat a Ross County side by more than they did.

"Aberdeen have had a really good start to the season and have won with a free-kick today. We lost two set-pieces against Hibs and today we lost to a set-piece that probably wasn't a free-kick in the first place."