Ross County goalkeeper Ross Laidlaw admits that he can’t work out why the Staggies before much better on the road than they do at home.

Of the 23 points picked up by John Hughes’ side this season, only 10 have been achieved at home, including two wins. Laidlaw feels that the club are missing their fans at home, who on occasion can inspire the side to victory.

Laidlaw believes that County has to improve on their home record quickly to move away from the relegation zone. They have a chance to do just that when they play Hibernian on Saturday.

“Can’t really put my finger on”

“I can’t really put my finger on why we’ve not really done as well at home this season, that’s probably been our biggest downfall. We’ve been okay on the road, but our home form isn’t great” he said.

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Ross Laidlaw in action for Ross County (Photo by Paul Campbell/Getty Images)


“Not having the supporters there, giving us that extra support behind us, I think we’ve really missed the fans not being there and giving us a lift when we need it. If we want to stay in this league, we need to start picking up points at home” Laidlaw conceded.

Interestingly enough, in the last meeting between Ross County and Hibernian this season, County achieved one of their results of the season, a 2-0 win at Easter Road in December.

Believes side can repeat December victory

Laidlaw feels that County can defeat Jack Ross’ side once more, but only if they show more consistency.

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Ross County players celebrate their 2-0 win over Hibernian in December (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“We know how hard it’s going to be, but we beat Hibs last time, so we know we can do it! We know we’ve got the quality in the squad to do it.

“It’s more to do with the inconsistency of us, one week we’re playing really well and the next week our performances are dropping for 15-20 mins of a game and that’s what is killing us” Laidlaw mused.

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