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Brittain ready for battle but looking for luck too

ROSS County have sweated on the training ground to try to turn fortunes around.

They have pored over videos of matches and listened intently to advice from manager Derek Adams.

Richard Brittain knows hard graft is a necessary part of recovery. But he has seen enough in his 30 years to know that another element can transform a season: a little twist of luck.

So while endeavour is essential, County's club captain wouldn't be surprised if a quirk of fate turned their campaign.

As they strive to break a run of nine games without a win, eight of them defeats, the fixture list throws up an interesting omen.

After 10 months winless on the road, the Dingwall team today return to the scene of their last away victory.

Gary Glen did the damage at Pittodrie on February 26 in County's sparkling run of eight wins and three draws.

Brittain said: "We actually have a pretty good record against Aberdeen. We beat them here this season and last year, and we beat them at Pittodrie as well, so the boys need to keep that in their minds and believe we can get a result when we go there.

"The boys know what we've got to do. We've done it before and we can do it again.

"It's funny in football how records sometimes run. I've seen it before where you go on a bad run without winning and then you get that victory against the team you last beat.

"It is just wee quirks like these that can spark you off on a run.

Brittain is well acquainted with the Aberdeen team and the current progress halted somewhat in the Boxing Day defeat at home.

He said: "You could maybe put Aberdeen in the same bracket as Dundee United, given some of the goals they have been scoring."

He added: "They definitely have quality throughout their squad and they're up at the right end of the table.

"But we have a quality squad here as well, so it is looking like being a good game. We will go through there believing we can get a result."

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