Jordan White demonstrated perfect mindset for a Ross County player – Don Cowie

The striker came off the bench to score a late winning goal against Hibernian.

Ross County’s Jordan White scored a late winner from the bench
Ross County’s Jordan White scored a late winner from the bench (Andrew Milligan/PA)

Ross County interim manager Don Cowie felt match-winner Jordan White showed exactly the mindset against Hibernian that the Staggies squad will need to remain in the cinch Premiership.

The striker came off the bench to score a late winning goal as County defeated their visitors 2-1 in Dingwall. Myziane Maolida had opened the scoring for Hibs only for Simon Murray to equalise before half-time.

White has not started since April 6, but he was determined to take his chance when given an opportunity and Cowie has no qualms with that attitude.

“I felt it was a very open game, and both teams had plenty of opportunities,” Cowie said.

“We probably should have scored more between us, but we’re in a situation where we want to win football matches.

“We’re on a really good run at home, and credit to Jordan for coming on and scoring the winning goal.

“I wouldn’t expect anything else. I’ve got a squad with plenty of options, so I always pick a team to start that I feel will get us a result we need, then it’s about the subs coming on and going their job.

“I’m sure there are a lot of people who are frustrated, but it’s not about the individual, it’s about the group.

“That’s the mindset we need to achieve what we want to achieve.”

Hibernian boss Nick Montgomery, meanwhile, felt like a broken record watching his side fail to take their chances before falling to defeat.

“It’s easy for me to say we should have won the game,” he said.

“We had 20 shots on goal and created a lot more openings, had one-on-ones with the goalkeeper, but if you don’t put those chances away you know you are going to have to deal with stuff.

“I thought we played really well in patches, but we’ve been here too many times before,” he said.

“We got punished for a late mistake in the game, and not taking our chances.

“It’s not fair for me to come out here and point at individuals. Both goals were more than avoidable.

“The first is a cross that we know Ross County do, and we just have to clear it.

“At 1-0 up, we should have been further ahead, but suddenly it’s 1-1.

“In the second half we created chance after chance and then a mistake ultimately costs us the game in the end.

“It’s a game we shouldn’t have lost, but I’ve said that too many times this season.”