"We picked up where we left off before the break and then the sending off obviously changes the game, " White told the club's social media, external. "It was disappointing not to take anything from the game but we move on, it's a big challenge ahead of us but we're looking forward to it. "White, who scored in all four meetings with Rangers last season, is champing at the bit to have a go again at the Glasgow side. "Their last two games there have been a lot of goals at both ends of the park and they'll probably be looking to not concede like they have done but there are things we can look at and take confidence. "I love these games and if I get the chance, I'll be looking to put it away again.
Ross County manager Malky Mackay: "I really enjoyed the way we played the first half. "The sending off gives momentum to St Johnstone and gives them the chance to come at us. I thought we were going to see the game out. It was waves of pressure and it took its toll. "We shot ourselves in the foot with the sending off. There are about five players who could have done something differently in that move for that not to have got to the point where Jack Baldwin's with Stevie May [and committing the foul]. "Image source, SNSThe Ross County goalkeeper made some impressive saves to keep St Johnstone at bay until Ali Crawford's well-taken double.
Image source, SNSWith both sides playing their first match since 12 November and the recent wintry weather, it was not surprising the game took time to warm up. Yan Dhanda's vision and delivery ultimately proved to be the difference in the first half, with Jordan White's task made that bit easier than the earlier chances afforded Stevie May and Andy Considine at the other end. Kazeem Olaigbe's drive at the Saints defence was almost Ross County's other outstanding moment but the game changed with Jack Baldwin's red card as Ali Crawford netted twice for St Johnstone. There are four changes to the County team that lost to Celtic in their last outing on 12 November. Manager Malky Mackay has brought in Jack Baldwin, who has recovered from injury, Owura Edwards, Kazeem Olaigbe and Jordan White. Meanwhile, Josh Sims and Keith Watson drop to the bench. Goalkeeper Ross Laidlaw and midfielder David Cancola are out of the match-day squad.
TheyвЂ™re a solid team, they donвЂ™t give much away. вЂќImage source, SNSRoss CountyВ managerВ Malky MackayВ challenges his Canadian trio William Akio, Victor LoturiВ andВ Ben PatonВ to push for international call-ups. В (Press and Journal - subscription required), external Image source, BBC SportImage source, SNSRoss County have only lost one of their past 11 Scottish Premiership meetings with St Johnstone (W3 D7). St Johnstone are winless in their past six league visits to Ross County, although five of those have been drawn.
Ross County have conceded more home goals than any other Scottish Premiership side this season (18), with just one of their four league clean sheets this term coming at home. Ross County's Jordan White has scored three goals in his last five Scottish Premiership appearances, as many as he had in his previous 30 in the division. Ross County manager Malky Mackay is relishing the prospect of taking on Rangers on Friday night, and believes the game is "perfectly winnable".
В вЂњWe had 4 or 5 injured lads, theyвЂ™ve all come back now. ItвЂ™s good to have everyone back fit, no-oneвЂ™s safe, we've got to keep working hard in training and weвЂ™re raring to go tomorrow. Iacovitti also hinted that County have a specific plan to counter the threats that St Johnstone pose. вЂњWe know what their strengths and weaknesses are, " he said. "WeвЂ™re well prepared, weвЂ™ve got a gameplan - you'll have to find out tomorrow.
Ross Callachan is being assessed and Ben Purrington is the only long-term absentee. Rangers will be without as many as 11 players for the trip north. Top-scorer Antonio Colak is ruled out with a calf problem but manager Michael Beale expects the striker to be fit for the game against Motherwell on 28 December - as could fellow forward Kemar Roofe. Alfredo Morelos and Glen Kamara are carrying injuries but likely to keep playing while James Tavernier, who was ill during the week, has now recovered. Defender Ben Davies could start after returning from injury as a midweek substitute but Ridvan Yilmaz, Borna Barisic, John Souttar, Filip Helander, Tom Lawrence, and Ianis Hagi are out of action.
Ross County - BBC SportRoss County manager Malky Mackay is urging his players to revel in the experience of welcoming Rangers to Dingwall tonight. "If you don't enjoy the game that's coming up on Friday night, then you don't really enjoy football, " Mackay told the club's social media channels, external. "As a player, you want to play against the best, in front of big crowds and it's live on television as well, what more can you ask for? "We are playing against a top team and we are going to have to test ourselves and it's going to be tough, but as a footballer and manager, you should want that. "We have got to make sure it is a tough game for Rangers too, that we make a real fist of it. "County defender Jack Baldwin is suspended following his red card last weekend - but David Cancola returns to the squad.
В St Johnstone smashed home two late goals both courtesy of Ali Crawford so sink Malky MackayвЂ™s men - who gave a decent showing in the first half. В There was a lack of chances for County, but they should have gone into the break 2-0 up if it wasnвЂ™t for Kazeem Olaigbe dragging wide from a gilt-edged opportunity to kill the game early on. В ItвЂ™s easy to berate him for the miss but after that the Staggies didnвЂ™t create any half decent chances - leaving Jordan White with little to work with after his tremendous headed goal. В This week weвЂ™ve been linked with striker Cole Stockton, who could be a decent addition - but I canвЂ™t help think that creativity is more needed than a finisher.
"We donвЂ™t take them lightly, but we go into the game with belief. Every game is perfectly winnable. "Who canвЂ™t look forward to a game under lights at home, live on television playing against one of the best teams in the country - I cannot wait, itвЂ™s what you want to be in football for. вЂќImage source, SNSA humdinger in Dingwall beckons with Ross County taking on Rangers under the Friday night lights. Can the Staggies halt Michael Beale's winning start in the Ibrox hotseat? Choose your men for the job by picking your County XI here. Manager Malky Mackay says he is "bemused" by a report linking Ross County with a bid for Morecambe forward Cole Stockton, saying he has not enquired about the former Hearts player. (Press & Journal), externalRead the rest of Wednesday's Scottish gossip. Image source, BBC SportPeter Mackay, Ross County fanThe World Cup break came at the wrong time for the Staggies - with good form before the hiatus being tarnished in the return to action.
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вЂњEvery game we play in this league is tough, " Mackay said. "When you play the top two you know how tough itвЂ™s going to be. В вЂњYouвЂ™ve seen a couple of teams beat them (Celtic and Rangers) this year. I donвЂ™t ever go into a game looking for a point. "You play against them and itвЂ™s a really tough challenge. YouвЂ™re playing against squads that can bring on five players that can absolutely change the game because theyвЂ™re top talents. "County resumed their Scottish Premiership season with a 2-1 defeat to St Johnstone on Saturday, but Mackay is adamant that his side's spirits are unaffected. "People talk about going to Parkhead and Ibrox and it being dangerous, Celtic went to Tannadice this year and it was incredible, " he added.
Ross County vs Rangers: How to watch on TV live stream, team newsRoss County faces Rangers in the Scottish Premiership match at Global Energy Stadium in Dingwall. The game kicks off on the 23rd of December at 19:30 UK time. The match will be broadcast live on Rangers TV in the UK. Rangers celebrating after scoring a goal Where is Ross County vs Rangers playing? Competition: Scottish Premiership Game Day: Friday, 23 December 2022 Kick-off: 19:30 UK Time Stadium: Global Energy Stadium, Dingwall Where can you watch Ross County vs Rangers on TV in the UK, US, and Canada? UK: Sky Sports Football, SKY GO Extra, Sky Sports Main Event USA: CBS Sports Network Canada: Australia: Kayo Sports, beIN Sports Connect, beIN Sports 1 Watch the match from anywhere with a VPN service to help you watch Rangers live stream on your TV, tablet, or mobile.
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Callum Davidson has made three changes to his St Johnstone team whose last match was a 1-1 draw at home to Motherwell before the World Cup. Elliot Parish is back in goal for Remi Matthews, while James Brown and Daniel Phillips also come in to the starting line-up. Melker Hallberg is suspended, which means an enforced change for Davidson, and Ryan McGowan also drops out. Ross County midfielder David Cancola is suspended but the Dingwall sideвЂ™s injury situation has improved ahead of their return to Scottish Premiership action against St Johnstone. Ben Paton, Connor Randall, Jack Baldwin and Alex Samuel are all available again for Malky MackayвЂ™s side.
Ross County striker Jordan White says it would be "a nice end to the year" if they were able to claim the club's first-ever win over Rangers on Friday night. The 10th-place Staggies returned to league action last weekend against St Johnstone and despite taking the lead through White, were defeated 2-1 after skipper Jack Baldwin was sent off.
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"Image source, SNSImage source, SNSRoss County have never won against Rangers in 17 previous top-flight meetings (D4 L13), losing 13 of their last 14 such clashes (D1). Rangers have scored at least once in each of their last 16 top-flight games against Ross County since drawing 0-0 in their first ever Scottish Premiership meeting in September 2016. The Gers have netted 3+ goals in each of their last seven league meetings with the Staggies.
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The game will likely come just too soon for Ross Callachan (hamstring) while Ben Purrington (ankle) remains on the sidelines. Saints are without Melker Hallberg and Alex Mitchell through suspension. Callum Booth is back in contention after being sidelined all season with an Achilles injury. Chris Kane is still out as he battles back from a long-term knee injury. Ross County defender Alex Iacovitti believes his side have benefitted from the World Cup break, and are ready to hit the ground running when they host St Johnstone tomorrow. вЂњWe worked really hard over the break, had a great week in Spain so weвЂ™re all really well prepared, " Iacovitti said. вЂњWe finished really well (before the break), two back to back wins - got to keep that going now.
White is doing fairly well this season bearing in mind the number of real chances which are falling to him. В Jordan White, the Staggies' scorer in the 2-1 defeat by St Johnstone, believes he can score more goals thanks to the quality of crosses from his team-mate Yan Dhanda. "I have a really good relationship with Yan, " said White of the midfielder. "When he gets into that area I know exactly what heвЂ™s going to do and quite a lot of my goals have been similar. HeвЂ™s got the quality to produce great deliveries.
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