St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright praised his players’ fighting spirit after they grabbed a late winner in a five-goal thriller against Ross County at Global Energy Stadium.
The Saints boss was delighted with his team’s response after they threw away a 2-0 lead to clinch a 3-2 triumph via David Mackay’s late free-kick.
Before the goal not many in the crowd would have denied County at least a share of the spoils, but Saints dug deep to secure a new club record with a seventh successive away win.
“We started the game well and deserved to be at least 1-0 up at half-time,” Wright said. “The second goal is wonderful from David Wotherspoon.
“In the second half, we didn’t look under any amount of pressure and we had at least one really good chance to go 3-0 up.”
County threw on an extra forward in the second half in an effort to save the match.
“They changed their system a wee bit and we got done on a throw-in which we shouldn’t do and then it was panic for five or 10 minutes,” Wright said.
“They put us under pressure. We conceded off a set-play, which is always disappointing.
“But they did put us under pressure and we responded brilliantly at 2-2. It was absolutely magnificent how we stopped them creating more chances and obviously grabbed the winner.
“The fight and spirit is a quality they have as a team. It doesn’t surprise me. That shone through.
“We’re closer to Hearts and it keeps us in touch with Aberdeen. It’s an excellent day and I’m really proud of my players. They’ve come here and performed how I knew they would.”
On the new club record of seven straight wins on the road, he added: “That’s us apparently broken the record, not that it really bothers me it’s three points.”