Ross County’s goals against column continues to rise at an alarming rate but winger Josh Mullin insists his side must share the collective blame.
The Staggies suffered their second home defeat in a row on Saturday as goals from Niall McGinn, Ryan Hedges and Andy Considine helped Aberdeen come from behind to win 3-1 at Victoria Park.
The Championship winners are comfortably in mid-table in their first season back in the Scottish Premiership but 28 goals have been conceded in 13 matches so far.
The loss of poor goals was evident against the Dons on Saturday as Derek McInnes’ side scored from two free kicks, both of which the home side could have dealt with better.
Mullin knows it cannot continue. He said: “We got off to a good start. We had an excellent 45 minutes and frustrated them but even the first goal we conceded to make it 1-1 was sloppy.
“It was frustrating to concede from two free kicks. We don’t point fingers during the game but we’ll analyse what went wrong at those set pieces.
“In the game we still felt strong and were pushing to get a second goal but it’s hard as Aberdeen are a great side who know how to manage these situations.”
Aberdeen’s win means County’s winless run has been extended to seven matches and while insisting confidence has not been drained, Mullin knows the sequence of results has to come to an end.
He said: “Everyone knows the number of goals we’ve conceded in the last seven games and it’s not good enough but as I said we won’t go pointing fingers, we’ll work on putting it right.
“We have been working on it. It’s not on the defenders as we defend from the front.
“Maybe some people were tired and when you concede sloppy goals it does deflate you.”