Ross County keeper Ross Doohan has opened up after the Celtic loanee and his U21s teammates lost to Greece in a crucial Euro qualifier.

The keeper is plying his trade in Dingwall this season as he gets some Premiership experience on loan from Celtic. He’s been a regular at U21s level since his loan moves to Ayr United.

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Doohan is on loan at Ross County from Celtic. (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

A tough blow was to come on Tuesday night, losing to Greece 1-0. Victory in this would have secured U21s European Championship competition for Scott Gemmill’s side, a first tournament since 1996.

It wasn’t to be in Athens, albeit the Celtic loanee had a good game individually. But it doesn’t numb the pain of coming so close to tournament football as Doohan reflected on the outcome.

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“It’s just a big disappointment that we’ve come one game away from qualifying for the finals,” said Doohan. “The boys are a bit down after it. Everyone is a bit deflated.

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A blow for the U21s. (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“I don’t know what you could put it down to. Maybe boys were a bit nervous going into this type of game. But we had a slow start and we need to start better.

“Conceding the goal early on puts us on the backfoot and then it’s an uphill battle.”

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