Stuart Kettlewell has admitted that his Ross County side simply can’t live with the likes of Rangers after another mauling at the hands of a big side.
Following on from their 6-0 defeat to Celtic only a few weeks ago, County were handed another drubbing by Rangers, losing 4-0 in the Highlands.
Kettlewell has said the sides are ‘worlds apart.’ He told the Herald (sport, page 3, 31/10/19): “It was a game where we were worlds apart. We weren’t able to compete other than the first 15 minutes.
“We set out with a different gameplan which we thought was working well. Then we got a moment of adversity and conceded a tap in at the back post and didn’t react in the correct manner.
“We were passive and poor in possession. Rangers got up a great head of steam but we were the architects of our downfall.”
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For teams like the Staggies, they’re never going to live with the quality Rangers throw up. Finances dictate that and more often than not, County will be on the losing side when the two meet.
Whilst co–manager Kettlewell knows this, he is seemingly unhappy with the manner of how Ross County lost to Rangers. After Alfredo Morelos opened the scoring, there was no way back.
Going in at half time 3-0 down must have been a blow too. In two games against Celtic and Rangers, the Dingwall side have lost 10-0 on aggregate. Kettlewell and Steven Ferguson have to find a way to contain these types of sides to avoid more drubbings.
That being said, on the night, Rangers showed their class and that Ross County are ‘worlds apart’ in terms of quality.