SHAMED Andrew Davies has apologised to his Ross County team-mates following his ordering-off in the 3-0 defeat against Celtic at Parkhead yesterday.

The rock-bottom Dingwall side were trailing to a Moussa Dembele penalty-kick when the skipper made a brutal challenge on Scott Brown who was already on the ground after a tussle with Jim O’Brien.

Referee Steven McLean immediately flashed the red card and there were no arguments from the culprit as he trudged off the field in the 40th minute.

Stuart Armstrong and Tom Rogic added two more goals in the second-half as the 10 men folded under a torrent of pressure.

The Highlanders now have 22 points and they will be without their banned captain when they take on Partick Thistle, only three points above them, in a relegation dogfight on Tuesday night.

Joint caretaker gaffer Stuart Kettlewell revealed Davies had apologised to his team-mates after the match.

He said: “Andrew’s an honest guy and an influential player in our team. He apologised to everybody and I think that’s what pros do.

“It’s what a captain would do in that kind of situation and he has done. I’ve not had a look at it again, but obviously you saw there was a reaction from the Celtic players.

“Andrew’s disappointed, so we’ll need to speak to him. Once the dust settles, we’ll do that and we’ll see how we move forward.”

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