Lee McCulloch: We let fans down against Ross County

Lee McCulloch: We let fans down against Ross County

in #KillieStories October 1, 2017

Lee McCulloch expressed his disappointment at his team's first half performance during the 2-0 defeat to Ross County. 

Goals from Craig Curran and Kenny van der Weg saw County claim all three points at Rugby Park in Owen Coyle's first game in charge.

Speaking after the game, the Killie boss said: "I feel let down by that first half.  

"Second half we huffed and puffed but to no avail.

"There has to be a realisation of where we are when we go on that pitch.

"We have let the fans down and I'm well aware of that, I'm well aware of their frustration and they were actually probably kind not to be booing longer and to be more hostile after that performance.

"We need to get back to doing the ugly side of the game. We spoke about adding a bit more aggression as a team. I'm disappointed to be brutally honest.

"There has to be a nastiness in our team. We're too nice, but happy to walk about with a swagger, with our toilet bags under our arms, and look the part but not be the part.

"I'm upset. I've let one or two individuals know."

He added: "I can sympathise with it (the fans), and that's the truth. I try to bring honesty into it.

"I'm well aware they're hurting, I'm hurting but I will keep going.

"I want to turn this around, I want to get this win because there are players there who on their day can cause problems, that's the frustrating thing.

"But I'll be there.

McCulloch was honest with his players after the match and when facing the media.

"There's a frustration in me that I unloaded after the game - I had to," he said.

"There's too much at stake, there's too many jobs at stake for players to be going through the motions. That's not me, I can't put my name to that first-half performance - that was embarrassing."