Adams eager to take on Saints

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Boss Derek Adams insists Ross County's main aim is to stay in the Premier League

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Boss Derek Adams insists Ross County's main aim is to stay in the Premier League

Derek Adams is looking for Ross County to stay ahead of chasing St Mirren when they meet in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League at Victoria Park on Tuesday night.

The 10th-placed Highlanders want to bounce back from a 2-1 home defeat to Dundee United at the weekend as their stuttering SPL form continues following a solid start to the season.

County boss Adams said: "We have had an excellent start to the season but we will take it one game at a time, we have always been able to do that. St Mirren coming up here is a good game for us, they have come off a positive result against Dundee and so we are looking forward to it."

The Buddies are on a high following their 3-1 win over Dundee which brought to an end their six-game losing streak in the league and victory for Danny Lennon's side will see them leapfrog their hosts.

Adams acknowledged an unusual SPL table which sees 10 points separating the top 11 sides as he hopes to move further away from Saints and bottom side Dundee.

He said: "It is the nature of the league. It is very tight and we have teams who can move up and down the league quite quickly. We are still sitting in a very good position and we are not far off the top half of the table.

"We have a different idea here. We are just up from the First Division and our main focus is to stay in the Premier League and we will try to do that."

There was certainly plenty to talk about when the two sides met in Paisley in September, when Saints won by the odd goal in nine.

Adams added: "We played very well in the first half, we were 2-1 up at half-time and in total control of the game. They picked up a soft penalty kick just after half-time to make it 2-2 and that affected us.

"Being at home they got a lift from that and made it 4-2, eventually we got it back to 4-4 and then they scored with a very fortunate goal at the end. It was a good game but hopefully we are on the right side of the scoreline tomorrow night."

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