Football - Adams targeting Edinburgh double

Ross County manager Derek Adams has urged his players to complete an Edinburgh double and end the year on a high.

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Football - Adams targeting Edinburgh double

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Derek Adams says Ross County have made a 'great start' to life in the SPL

The Highlanders claimed a 1-0 victory over Hibernian at Easter Road on Boxing Day, and County now prepare to welcome the capital city's other representatives, Hearts, to Dingwall on Saturday as they aim for back-to-back wins.

"Hearts are a big, physical side and they like to get the ball into the penalty area quite quickly - we noticed that when we went to Tynecastle the last time," said Adams. "There were big throws from all areas and we have to deal with that on Saturday. It's another great game at Victoria Park - I hope we can do the double as it sets us up perfectly for the New Year."

Adams has been more than satisfied so far with Ross County's first-ever season in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League, adding: "We've had a great start to the SPL.

"We are 20 games into the SPL campaign and we're four points off Hearts and six points off Aberdeen. If we had said that at the start of the season, we would all have been delighted."

Adams' main aim heading into 2013 is to ensure County remain in the top flight beyond the end of this campaign.

He said: "The 20 games have gone very quickly for us. We are looking forward to the 18 games to go.

"We will try to get as many points as we can [before the winter break] and, if we can do that, the winter break will come at the right time.

"We will take stock and look forward to the remaining games. 2012 has been a magnificent season and year for us - we couldn't have asked for any more.

"It will be the best job I've done, and the players have done at this football club, if we can move up the league and finish in the SPL."

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