Adams hails County’s ‘magnificent achievement’

Derek Adams  celebrates his side's win with Melvin De Leeuw. Pic: SNS

Derek Adams celebrates his side's win with Melvin De Leeuw. Pic: SNS

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Ross County manager Derek Adams was delighted after his side secured their Scottish Premiership survival with a 1-0 home win over Hibs last night.

The County boss admitted it was a big relief not having to face last-day nerves to avoid the play-offs, but it took a Richard Brittain penalty just after the hour mark to settle a tense affair that could have gone either way.

Adams said: “Getting to the Premiership, staying in it, finishing fifth and finishing in whatever position we finish now is a great achievement.

“It is testament to the players and the staff I have. It is just a magnificent achievement for such a club as us.”

He added: “I thought Hibernian started the better side and then we came into the game in the second half. We needed a goal – I thought we could have scored more goals because we had the chances. Hibernian were always going to come at us.

“But it’s over a season. We’ve won ten games, we’ve drawn seven and we’ve taken 26 points since January. We are the form team in the bottom six since that time.

“I wouldn’t want to be going into the final day needing to win. I’m glad we’ve been able to do it tonight. That final day feeling is not going to be good for somebody on Saturday.”