Ross County forward Ross Stewart feels he should have had more than one goal to his name from yesterday’s 4-1 loss to Celtic at Victoria Park.
Stewart, who had equalised midway through the first half before Celtic went on to win comfortably, had the ball in the net for a second time late in the game but saw his strike ruled out by referee Nick Walsh for offside.
The decision was based on Brian Graham being adjudged to have interfered with play by obstructing Christopher Jullien, however, Stewart felt the goal should have stood.
He said: “I spoke to the referee after the game. He said Brian, who was offside, obstructed Jullien. If that’s how he has seen it, I can’t do anything about it.
“From our point of view we feel it’s a good goal and it should stand. It was a nice finish, when I saw the ball coming to me I had it in my head what I was going to do. It was nice it came off but looking back now it doesn’t really matter as it has not stood.”
Stewart’s goal was his ninth of the campaign but his first since he netted against Motherwell on September 21.
The former St Mirren and Albion Rovers attacker, who is enjoying his first top-flight campaign, was pleased to make an impression against such high profile opposition.
He added: “I know myself I hadn’t scored in a while so to get that one in a game of this magnitude was obviously nice. As tough as these games are, you’ve got to try and enjoy them.”
County are now without a win in nine games, with Hibs next up at Victoria Park on Wednesday.
Stewart, 23, added: “At times we caused Celtic problems, so we have to look at that side of it and try and build on those things.”