Ross County manager Derek Adams fumes at Inverness penalty

Highlights - Inverness CT 2-1 Ross County

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Highlights - Inverness CT 2-1 Ross County

Ross County manager Derek Adams was "devastated" by the decision to award Inverness the penalty which won the Highland derby.

Mihael Kovacevic's challenge on Charlie Taylor resulted in a spot-kick and

"Hugely disappointed to lose a derby match," Adams told BBC Scotland.

"I think a draw would've been fair but they've managed to win with a major decision going against us."

Adams reviewed the action after a tempestuous match and thought the challenge from Kovacevic had been "well timed".

"I've seen it on the television and [it was] never a penalty kick," insisted the County boss.

Ross County boss Derek Adams

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"It's another time we've played against Inverness and they've got a major decision in the game go for them; twice in the Scottish Cup, two offside goals, and today a penalty that never was.

"I don't think Inverness will be happy with winning a match in that way."

The result brought the Dingwall side's 11-match unbeaten run to an end and dropped them below Inverness into fourth place in the Scottish Premier League.

However, County remain well placed for a European place for next season.

"We've been on a terrific run, we've got the longest unbeaten run in the Premier League this season and we're proud of that," he added.

"We've got a wee break now [with international matches next weekend] and we've put ourselves in a fabulous position this season."

Meanwhile, Adams offered no comment when asked about the upcoming vacancy at