Aberdeen's Derek McInnes praises his side after win at Ross County
By PA Sport
Last Updated: 17/01/16 10:33pm
Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes praised his side's character after they came back from a goal down with 10 men to win 3-2 at Ross County.
The Dons were a man down for more than an hour after Mark Reynolds' dismissal in the 26th minute and within seconds of that Ian McShane had put the Dingwall side ahead.
But Adam Rooney levelled before a brace from Shay Logan gave the Dons a 3-1 cushion, and although McShane pulled one back the visitors held on to keep the pressure on Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic.
McInnes said: "I thought we played a lot of good stuff - our initial start to the game was excellent, it was one-way traffic. I don't think [Aberdeen goalkeeper] Scott Brown touched the ball in the first 10, 15 minutes.
"The response was excellent from the players to go 2-1 up - it gave us something to hold on to.
"I thought we were comfortable for the majority of the second half. The third goal said everything - my left-back, who is high up the park, crossing for my right-back to score."
Ross County manager Jim McIntyre rued his side's missed chances.
"I'm disappointed we didn't make more of the chances we created. We got in some great areas," he said.
"Aberdeen started better and put us under pressure but we defended well and made some fantastic opportunities and you have to take them. I think that was the difference in the game today, Aberdeen were ruthless when they got into the key areas and we weren't."