Ross County manager Jim McIntyre does not feel Aberdeen’s unexpected midweek rest will have any bearing on today’s game at Victoria Park.
McIntyre and assistant manager Billy Dodds both made the trip to Pittodrie for Tuesday’s game against Motherwell, which was abandoned after just seven minutes due to floodlight failure.
The Dons had made changes to their line-up, with leading scorer Adam Rooney and wide man Niall McGinn starting on the bench, and McIntyre feels the strength in depth at Derek McInnes’ disposal means the Reds would have been well prepared for today’s trip to Dingwall regardless.
McIntyre said: “I don’t think it would have mattered. Aberdeen have a big enough squad as we saw the other night when they made changes.
“That’s why they have the squad they have – to cope with three matches in a week.
“I don’t think it would have had much bearing on this weekend but, obviously, it was a frustrating night for everyone, for people going to watch, and both sets of players involved.”
The Staggies have drawn their last three matches at home and McIntyre feels his players must show a greater cutting edge if they are to defeat the third-placed Dons.
McIntyre, who could draft in former Reds defender Paul Quinn in place of the suspended Jay McEveley, added: “Not only against Rangers and Hearts but against Hamilton I thought we were excellent. We’ve had some really strong performances at home but not the results to match.
“We need to get the balance right and when we are playing well at home, turn that into three points and put away the chances we create.
“We know we’re going to have to have that level of performance against a good Aberdeen side.
“We showed last season – and this season – we’re more than capable against any team in the league. What we need to do is start converting more chances.”