Ross County fans voiced their frustrations following Tuesday’s 5-0 Premiership hammering by Motherwell.
The crushing loss in the 10th v 11th meeting saw Stuart Kettlewell’s Steelmen move six points clear as the Staggies remain in the relegation play-off spot.
They are now five points behind 10th-placed St Johnstone, who take on Hearts tonight and six points above basement club Livingston, who are at Kilmarnock this evening.
The weak display in Lanarkshire saw Motherwell run riot, with three first-half goals setting the tone. Ex-County star Blair Spittal, with two superb strikes, compounded the misery.
Two wins from 12 matches so far…
Ross County boss Derek Adams blamed basic defensive errors for the hammering and it means County have not won since beating Motherwell 3-0 in Dingwall on December 5.
Saturday’s 1-0 loss against St Johnstone also made it four successive home defeats without scoring a goal. On the road, they have now just one league win this term.
Adams replaced axed Malky Mackay in November with the side 11th in the division and the team have managed just two victories in his 12 matches in charge.
He pointed to seven players being out injured right now forcing him to bring in seven new recruits in the January window, but the under-pressure team were booed off the park by the 57 away fans at Fir Park.
Fans react after heavy loss to ‘Well
In a post-match interview with BBC Scotland last night, frustrated Adams revealed he will now talk about the “difficult situation” with chairman Roy MacGregor and chief executive Steven Ferguson as pressure mounts.
Many supporters took to social media to say it’s time for Adams to go.
A frustrated Les Taylor said: “It’s time that Roy MacGregor and Steven Ferguson had a hard look at what’s happening with our club and what Mr Adams is doing to not only the club but the supporters too.”
In reaction to Adams saying basic errors led to their loss at Well, Gerry MacDonald said: “It’s always the same drivel he comes out with. It’s never his fault.”
John Chapman added: “You chose the team – 5-0 is not basic errors, it’s boys versus men.”
Murray Anderson asks: “Has Roy (MacGregor) got the guts to admit he’s got this horribly wrong?”
Phil Thompson wrote: “Time for a change – Adams isn’t the manager for us. Tonight’s performance was shocking and the players just don’t look good enough.”
Ian Adams, when reflecting on the 5-0 defeat making in nine winless matches on the spin, said: “These stats usually mean only one thing for a manager.”
Alastair Hogg said: “There’s a quick and easy solution to this problem.”
Donald MacKay wrote: “That was an abysmal performance. Up with the worst I’ve ever seen from County.
“It is obvious that the ability of most of the players Adams has brought in is just not good enough for this league.
“We are getting worse and worse, and it was so clear tonight when the second goal went in we were going to lose this match with the team on the park.
“If they play like this in the next couple of games we will be in deep trouble and I suspect Mr Adams will be sent on his way. The only plus tonight was the steak pie was delicious!”
Reacting to this story, Zander on X leapt to Adams’ defence, saying: “Don’t agree with the abuse for Derek Adams.
“Some people have very short memories. He is the most successful manager in our history. I have total faith he’ll turn things round.”